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Egypt: Protect Human Rights Defenders (UA 81/16)
On 17 July, Cairo Criminal Court is due to review a judicial order to freeze the assets of five leading human rights defenders (HRDs), members of their family, an NGO and their staff. They, and other prominent HRDs, are being investigated in Case 173 of 2011, the “foreign funding case”. If convicted, they could face up to life imprisonment.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Ashinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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