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HRW: Jailed Activist’s Life May Be at Risk in Egypt

Egyptian prison authorities should immediately provide jailed pro-Muslim Brotherhood activist Aisha al-Shater with critically needed medical care, allow her family visits, and release her if there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing, Human Rights Watch said today.

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In 1st ruling of its kind, court invalidates order for activist to spend 12 hours in police station as part of probation sentence

An administrative court ruled on Monday to invalidate the order by the Daqahlia security director and the head of the Aga police station to compel April 6 Youth Movement co-founder Mohamed Adel to spend 12 hours every night — from 6 pm to 6 pm — inside the police station …

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Lawyers: New case against Qassas a tactic to keep political prisoners jailed beyond 2-year remand detention limit

Mohamed al-Qassas, the Strong Egypt Party’s deputy president, was ordered released from prison last week after spending 22 months in remand detention only to find his detention would continue on fresh charges in a new case three days later. Defense lawyers criticized the move as a cruel tactic by authorities …

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Egypt as an Authoritarian Vanguard

Among the hundreds of chants by Arab protestors in Algeria, Sudan, Iraq, and Lebanon during recent months of demonstrations, in what may be considered a second wave of the so-called Arab Spring, those directed against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi have been particularly prominent.

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