Egypt: Quash convictions in torture-tainted grossly unfair mass trial of 2019 protesters

The heavy prison sentences imposed following a grossly unfair mass trial of 103 people by an emergency court in connection to the September 2019 anti-government protests serve as a chilling reminder of the Egyptian authorities’ zero tolerance for street protests and any other forms of dissent. The Egyptian president must immediately quash the verdict by the emergency court, whose proceedings were marred by fair trial violations and credible reports of enforced disappearance and torture, and whose verdicts are not subject to appeal by a higher court.

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