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Egypt: Further information: Opposition politicians tried by special court: Zyad el-Elaimy, Hisham Fouad, Hossam Moanis

Index Number: MDE 12/4552/2021

In July 2021, Egyptian politicians and activists Zyad el-Elaimy, Hossam Moanis and Hisham Fouad were referred to trial in front of an Emergency State Security Court over bogus charges, stemming from their peaceful political activities. They continue to be held at the Tora Prison Complex, after having spent over two years in abusive pretrial detention. On 14 July 2021, the Court of Cassation upheld a decision by a lower court to include Zyad el-Elaimy on the “terrorists list”, banning him from engagement in political work and travel for five years.

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