Egypt: Further information: Prosecutor calls for death penalty in mass trials: Mahmoud Abu Zeid (“Shawkan”)

On 3 March, the prosecutor in the “Rabaa dispersal” case called for Mahmoud Abu Zeid, also known as “Shawkan”, and the other 738 defendants in the case to be sentenced to death. The next hearing in the case at the Cairo Criminal Court will take place on 17 March.

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