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More face charges in Egypt’s escalating free speech and dissent crackdown

Headline Title:  More facing charges in Egypt's escalating crackdown 03 April 2013 Today’s charges against yet another comedian for ‘defaming religion’ are part of an alarming new escalation of politically-motivated judicial harassment and arrests, Amnesty International has said.In a mounting crackdown on freedom of expression, up to 33 people have been targeted within the last two weeks, with arrests and charges.Some have been charged with what seem to be politically motivated or trumped-up criminal charges. Others are charged with ‘insulting the President’ or ‘defamation’ of…

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