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Egypt: Release activist sentenced after unfair and politically motivated trials: Ahmed Douma

, Index number: MDE 12/4052/2021

Egyptian authorities must release arbitrarily detained prominent activist Ahmed Douma who was convicted and sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment in relation to his participation in anti-government protests in grossly unfair and politically motivated proceedings, said Amnesty International. Ahmed Douma’s complaints about being tortured and otherwise ill-treated in pre-trial detention and following his conviction must be effectively and fully investigated with a view to bringing those responsible to justice. He must also receive full reparation for the serious human rights violations to which he has been subjected.

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