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Egypt: Halt crackdown on vocal critics in politically motivated trial

Headline Title:  Egypt: Halt crackdown on vocal critics in politically motivated trial 03 January 2014 Three prominent activists are facing trial in an apparently politically motivated case based on unreliable witnesses and scant evidence, said Amnesty International ahead of a court verdict due this Sunday.On 5 January a criminal court in Giza, Greater Cairo, is expected to deliver a verdict in a case against 12 people accused of attacking and setting fire to the campaign headquarters of former presidential candidate, Ahmed Shafiq, on 28 May 2012. The defendants include three leading…

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