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Egypt: court to try 494 people over protests

, Index number: MDE 12/042/2014

A court in Cairo is due to try 494 people for their alleged role in violence during protests in August 2013, in a case which may lead to mass death sentences. Those on trial include 11 children and 18-year-old Ibrahim Halawa, an Egyptian-Irish national who Amnesty International has established is a prisoner of conscience.

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