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Egypt: Court upholds ‘Hamas collaboration’ charges against Brotherhood leaders

An Egypt court has upheld jail sentences for several Muslim Brotherhood leaders on charges of “collaborating with Hamas”, throwing out an appeal even as relations between the country and the Palestinian group have continued to improve in recent months.

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Egypt court releases 130 defendants held in political cases

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of 130 defendants held in political cases this week, according to a human rights lawyer, Anadolu Agency reports. Opposition website Darb cited human rights lawyer Khaled Ali as saying that the Cairo Criminal Court released 130 defendants held in 20 political cases.

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Imprisoned graduate student Ahmed Samir goes on hunger strike to protest harsh sentence

Graduate student Ahmed Samir Santawy began a hunger strike last week to protest a four-year prison sentence handed down against him by an emergency court on June 22 on charges of “publishing false news from outside the country about internal affairs,” his family told Mada Masr on Monday.

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