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Egypt: Trans Activist Risks Serious Abuse

(Beirut) – Egyptian security forces on March 6, 2019 arrested Malak al-Kashif, a political activist who is a transgender woman, Human Rights Watch said today. According to a lawyer with the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, al-Kashif is being held in an undisclosed location with no access to legal counsel. Expand Rainbow flags for sale are photographed on June 24, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters The lawyer told Human Rights Watch that State Security Prosecutors ordered al-Kashif detained for 15 days pending investigations on accusations of “misusing social media,” a charge that is used…

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