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Khaled al-Qazzaz was released on 11 January after spending more than a year and a half in detention without charge or trial, much of it in secret detention.
A Cairo court of appeal handed down reduced prison sentences to human rights defender Yara Sallam, activist Sanaa Ahmed Seif and 20 others on 28 December.
The deadline for NGOs to register under the draconian Law on Associations (Law 84 of 2002) is now 10 November. NGOs not registered after then will face the threat of “accountability” measures.
They are at risk of being forcibly returned to Syria. Egyptian national security ordered that the group be deported after they were arrested following an attempt to leave Egypt by boat.