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Egypt: Further Information: Acquittal of witnesses to killing challenged

, Index number: MDE 12/1737/2015

Egypt’s public prosecution has appealed the acquittal of 17 people, including women’s human rights defender and lawyer Azza Soliman, who witnessed the killing of Egyptian leftist activist and poet Shaimaa Al-Sabbagh. The first appeal hearing is on 13 June. If the charge of illegal protest is upheld by the court they could face up to five years in jail.

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