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Egypt: Intensifying Crackdown Under Counterterrorism Guise

Expand In this file photo, Egyptian security forces stand guard outside a court in Cairo, Egypt, January 3, 2018. © Reuters (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities are increasingly using counterterrorism and state-of-emergency laws and courts to unjustly prosecute journalists, activists, and critics for their peaceful criticism, Human Rights Watch said today. These abusive practices and distortion of counterterrorism measures have taken place at the same time as Egypt was chairing one of the key United Nations committees to ensure compliance with counterterrorism resolutions and while the UN’s most…

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