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Egypt: Release journalist facing military trial for Sinai coverage

Headline Title:  Egypt: Release journalist facing military trial for Sinai coverage 27 September 2013 An Egyptian journalist facing an unfair military trial over his coverage of events in Sinai must be immediately and unconditionally released, said Amnesty International ahead of a hearing in his case on Sunday. The organization believes that Ahmed Abu Deraa, 38, an award-winning journalist, and father of two, is being prosecuted for challenging the army’s version of its operations in the restive North Sinai region. “The authorities’ decision to try a journalist and a civilian in a…

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