Nineteen-year-old Zaffar Shafi Hakeem was released from police custody on the evening of 18 June, after local media highlighted Amnesty International’s urgent action appeal.
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Egyptian human rights organizations have been warned they face closure and criminal prosecution if they fail to register under the Law on Associations.
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The human rights defender is home again -- and her husband believes she was freed thanks to continued pressure on China from activists around the world.