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Egypt: Further information: 20 activists re-arrested as retrial is postponed

, Index number: MDE 12/058/2014

On 27 October, a Cairo Criminal Court ordered the arrest and detention of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and 19 others as their retrial began. The 20 activists are currently held in Tora Prison and are standing retrial alongside five others for defying the country’s repressive protest law, after an earlier unfair trial. The next hearing is on 11 November.

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