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Egypt: Further Information: Egyptian human rights defender arrested: Dr Ahmed Abdullah

Index Number: MDE 12/3937/2016

Prominent human rights defender, Dr Ahmed Abdullah, was arrested at his home and beaten on 25 April. A prosecutor in Cairo ordered his pre-trial detention for 15 days on 27 April on “terrorism” charges. He is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression.

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