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Egypt: Further information on prisoners of conscience / fear of further POCs and new concern: fear of torture

, Index number: MDE 12/037/1997

Hamdein Sabbahi, journalist; Mohammad 'Abdu, veterinarian; Mohammad Sulayman Fayyad, lawyer; Hamdi Haykal, lawyer: There is concern at reports that the above four people were severely beaten and tortured following their arrest on 17 June 1997. Amnesty International is continuing to call for their immediate and unconditional release as prisoners of conscience.

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