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Human rights lawyer latest victim of Egypt’s repressive protest law

Headline Title:  Human rights lawyer latest victim of Egypt’s repressive protest law 27 June 2014 The conviction of a human rights lawyer jailed for taking part in a peaceful protest must be overturned, said Amnesty International ahead of an appeal hearing in the case on Saturday 28 June.Mahinour El-Masry, who is well known in Egypt for her political activism and human rights work, was sentenced to two years in prison last month after she participated in a protest last December. The protest was peaceful, but some of the demonstrators turned to violence after police forcibly dispersed…

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