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Egypt abusing pre-trial detention to eliminate rights advocates

Egypt has been “abusing” pre-trial detention to eliminate human rights defenders from society by bringing “terrorism” charges against activists, lawyers, journalists and critics of the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, a report said.

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Egyptian authorities to release 91 ‘Palacegate’ protesters as thousands more languish in detention

The Egyptian Supreme State Security Prosecution service (SSSP) has ordered the release of 91 people arrested for protesting against the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in September 2019, Egyptian human rights lawyer Khaled Ali announced on Wednesday.

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Egypt: media denies execution of Hisham Al-Ashmawy

Egyptian media denied yesterday what was published about implementing the death sentence against a former army officer Hisham Al-Ashmawy after a military court convicted him of carrying out “terrorist attacks” against Egyptian police and army forces. Yesterday morning, Saudi Arabian channel Al-Arabiya in addition to Egyptian media including the online website of the …

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Resetting the prison clock: Abouel Fotouh charged in new case days before completing maximum two years in remand detention

Two weeks before jailed former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abouel Fotouh reached the two-year legal limit for remand detention, prosecutors charged him in a new case, effectively resetting the detention clock and allowing authorities to keep him locked up without trial for an additional 24 months.

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