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Egypt: Three activists arrested before anniversary

, Index number: MDE 12/3251/2016

Dr Taher Mokhtar and two other activists were arrested in Cairo on 14 January, ahead of the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s “25 January Revolution”. They have been accused of “being in possession of leaflets calling for the overthrow of the regime”, and other offences. Their pre-trial detention was renewed for 15 days on 17 January.

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