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Egypt: Scholar Unjustly Detained

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Ahmed Samir Santawy, an anthropology master’s student at Central European University (CEU) detained in February 2021. © Private (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities should immediately release an anthropology master’s degree student at Central European University (CEU), or present evidence of actual criminal wrongdoing, Human Rights Watch said today. Police arrested the student, Ahmed Samir Santawy, on February 1, 2021, and allegedly beat him. Prosecutors ordered him detained pending an investigation for allegedly “joining a terrorist group” and “spreading false news.”…


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