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Egypt: Further information: Activist spends a year in prison unjustly: Sanaa Seif

, Index number: MDE 12/4325/2021

Egyptian human rights activist Sanaa Seif is serving an unjust 18 months’ sentence in Al-Qanater Prison for women, following her conviction on bogus charges of spreading “false news”, “misusing social media” and insulting a police officer on duty. Security forces arrested Sanaa Seif on 23 June 2020 as she was attempting to lodge a complaint about a violent assault she endured a day earlier outside Tora Prison, in full view of security officials. Sanaa Seif is a prisoner of conscience and must be immediately and unconditionally released.