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Egypt: Further Information: Trial adjourned, medical exam insisted for release: Mahmoud Abu Zeid (“Shawkan”)

, Index number: MDE 12/5103/2016

A Cairo court adjourned to 19 November the trial of Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid (“Shawkan”). He faces trumped-up charges and risks the death penalty if convicted. The court also ordered that he be examined by a prison doctor after the release of two defendants on health grounds for the same illness Shawkan suffers from.

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