Egypt: Arbitrary and excessive use of probation measures against peaceful activists and individuals convicted after unfair trials

Index Number: MDE 12/0665/2019

Egyptian authorities are continuing to use draconian overnight probation measures to further punish peaceful activists upon their release from prison and to prevent them from carrying out any political activity, said Amnesty International. The organization is aware of more than 400 people currently on probation following their conviction and prison sentences in five grossly unfair mass trials, including those that related to participation in the Rabaa al-Adawiya and Fateh Mosque protests in 2013. Hundreds more who were convicted in the same unfair trials and are still detained could be facing similarly arbitrary and excessive probation conditions upon their upcoming release

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