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Ahmad Seif el-Islam Hamad: Egypt loses a tireless champion of human rights

Headline Title:  Ahmad Seif el-Islam Hamad: Egypt loses a tireless champion of human rights 29 August 2014 The death of Ahmad Seif el-Islam Hamad robs the Egyptian human rights movement of one of its ablest defenders in its hour of greatest need. The lawyer and activist, who died on Wednesday aged 63, spent more than three decades fighting against abuses. “The loss of Ahmad Seif is a crushing blow to the human rights movement in Egypt and across the world,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International. “Seif stood for the…

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