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Egypt: Sisi is using human rights defenders as a bargaining chip

Egypt’s crackdown on members of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) forewarns of a second wave of branding civil society work as “terrorism”, in a bid to silence the last remaining independent human rights activists in the country.

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Court sets verdict date for EIPR asset freeze order after refusing to hear defense

A court session held on Tuesday to rule on the Public Prosecution’s order to freeze the assets of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights was adjourned to December 6, when the judge will issue his verdict, according to lawyer Ragia Omran, a member of EIPR’s defense team.

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Egypt, Italy prosecutions issue conflicting statements over Giulio Regeni’s murder

The Egyptian Public Prosecution and the Italian General Prosecution of Rome issued a joint statement on Monday regarding the latest developments in the 2016 killing of the Italian PhD student, Giulio Regeni, in Cairo.

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