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Human rights community in Egypt calls on UN to ‘explicitly cancel’ anti-torture conference after decision to postpone

Hours after the United Nations decided to postpone a planned anti-torture conference in Cairo, over 80 prominent human rights workers, lawyers, journalists, activists and public figures in Egypt called on the UN to “explicitly cancel or reallocate the event to another country with the minimum respect for human rights,” in …

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Egypt torture conference ‘kafkaesque horror’, says head of revolutionary council

Head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council Maha Azzam has written to the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Jeria urging her to publicly condemn the regional conference on torture which will be held in Cairo at the beginning of September and will be co-hosted by the international body.

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Egypt: Trial of 2 judges who drafted law against torture postponed

The Disciplinary Board of the Cairo Court of Appeals has postponed the trial of the Court of Appeal President, Hisham Raouf, and the Court of Cassation vice-president, Assem Abdel-Jabbar, who were detained after they helped draft a law against torture.

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