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Egypt: Release women’s rights defender, protesters arrested for challenging draconian protest law

Headline Title:  Egypt: Release activists arrested for challenging protest law 12 September 2014 The Egyptian authorities must release activists who were arrested simply for defying the country’s repressive protest law and are due to stand trial on 13 September, said Amnesty International. Prominent women’s human rights defender Yara Sallam and the well-known human rights activist Sanaa Seif are among 22 people who are facing trial on charges of taking part in a gathering aimed at threatening “public peace” and damaging property, among other offences. “This appears to be…

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