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Egypt: Further Information: Stop harassing human rights defenders

, Index number: MDE 12/4421/2016

On 17 July, Cairo Criminal Court is due to review a judicial order to freeze the assets of five leading human rights defenders (HRDs), members of their family, an NGO and their staff. They, and other prominent HRDs, are being investigated in Case 173 of 2011, the “foreign funding case”. If convicted, they could face up to life imprisonment.

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