Richard Blanco was released on April 6. He still faces trial, and is obliged to present himself in court every 15 days. He cannot leave the country without the court's permission, and cannot speak to journalists about the trial. He has declared that he will be a candidate in the elections to the National Assembly in September.
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Egypt: Release Mahmoud Hussein (UA 286/14)
Mahmoud Hussein appeared in court again on 26 August due to an irregularity in his case, two days after his detention had been renewed for 45 days. He is a 19-year-old student who has spent over 18 months in pre-trial detention in Egypt after being arrested for wearing a T-shirt with the “Nation Without Torture Campaign” logo.
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