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Egyptian student sentenced to four years for publishing “false news”

A Misdemeanours Emergency State Security Court in Egypt today sentenced researcher and master’s student Ahmed Samir Santawy to four years in prison after convicting him of publishing “false news”, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Research and Advocacy Director, Philip Luther said:

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Court sentences TikTok influencers to 10 and 6 years in prison on human trafficking charges

The Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday sentenced TikTok and Likee content creator Haneen Hossam to 10 years in prison and content creator Mowada al-Adham and three other employees of Likee and parent tech company Bigo Technology, to six years in prison on human trafficking charges. The court also fined the …

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African Commission petitioned to intervene in imminent executions of 12 men following ‘shameful’ trials in Egypt

The Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) has today requested that the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights urgently intervene in the imminent execution of twelve men sentenced to death following the decision by Egypt’s highest appeals court’s to confirm the death sentences on 14 June 2021.

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US, UN and European Union urged to intervene in planned executions in Egypt

A group of expatriate Egyptian politicians and political activists are urging the US, UN and multinational bodies in Europe and Africa to pressure the Egyptian government to stop the execution of a dozen members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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HRW to Egypt: Commute Death Sentences for Rab’a Protestors

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should immediately commute the death sentences for 12 protestors, including prominent Muslim Brotherhood leaders who had been convicted in a grossly unfair mass trial for participation in the 2013 Rab’a sit-in that ended with security forces killing at least 817 protestors, Human Rights Watch said …

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Arab Council calls for halt to execution of 12 Muslim Brotherhood members

The Arab Council, a human rights body, yesterday called on the international community and rights groups to help stop the implementation of death penalties against 12 Muslim Brotherhood members upheld by the Egyptian judiciary early this week.

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood demands halt to executions

The Muslim Brotherhood has urged the Egyptian authorities not to carry out the death penalties imposed on 12 of its members and senior officials, Anadolu reported on Tuesday. The movement described the ruling by Egypt’s highest civilian court, which upheld the sentences, as “retaliatory” and stressed that executing the men …

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