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Egypt: Further Information: Shawkan’s trial adjourned until 17 May: Mahmoud Abd Al Shakur Abu Zeid (“Shawkan”)

, Index number: MDE 12/4026/2016

Egyptian authorities adjourned until 17 May the trial of photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, popularly known as Shawkan. He is facing trumped-up charges as a result of his journalistic work. He is a prisoner of conscience and, if convicted, risks a death sentence.