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Egypt uses probation to extend ‘humiliating’ control over opponents

Over the summer last year, Nourhan Moustafa’s brother left the house to attend a meeting with a colleague but, instead, was arrested by National Security Agency officers who stole his money, keys and mobile phone.

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Egypt: prosecutors remove political activist from ‘terrorist’ list

The Egyptian Public Prosecution Service accepted yesterday the petition filed by political activist Mamdouh Hamza against the inclusion of his name on the state’s list of “terrorists”. The move annuls the decision in the case last October in which he was convicted for “inciting violence and spreading fake news aiming …

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Execution country: How the death penalty became rampant in Egypt

It was around noon on February 20, 2019 when Mounira* first heard the news. She was at home watching television when a news bulletin flashed on the screen announcing that nine prisoners had been executed that morning at dawn, among them her 27-year-old son Fouad*. A year earlier, the men …

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Ramy Shaath still in prison

Despite widespread news of his release, imprisoned Egyptian-Palestinian national Ramy Shaath, a long-time activist for the Palestinian cause and the son of a senior political figure in the Palestinian Authority, is still being held in detention, according to a source informed of the discussions around his release.

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