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Massive increase in death sentences in Sisi’s Egypt

Almost 2,500 people, including women and children, have been sentenced to death in Egypt since the 2013 coup in which the democratically-elected government of Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. At least 144 death sentences have been carried out by Sisi’s government, which started a crackdown on …

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Egypt: African Rights Summit Amid Dire Abuses

Egypt is hosting an Africa human rights summit meeting beginning April 24, 2019, while its government is presiding over the worst human rights crisis in the country in recent decades, 15 African, Egyptian, and international organizations said today.

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UN calls on Egypt to “immediately” release opposition figure Salah Sultan

The United Nations (UN)’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) yesterday demanded an “immediate release” for the Egyptian prominent opposition figure, Salah Sultan, who has been held in jail for five years.

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