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Egypt: Fears of spurious charges in trial of another opposition activist

Headline Title:  Egypt: Fears of spurious charges in opposition activist's trial 17 May 2013  There are credible fears that the charges against a well-known opposition activist in Alexandria may be spurious and in retaliation for his activism, Amnesty International said as his appeal hearing is due to resume. On 12 March, the activist Hassan Mostafa was convicted and sentenced to two years in prison for insulting and attacking a public prosecutor in Alexandria – accusations he vehemently denies. The case was marred by procedural irregularities and the refusal of the…

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