Daily Archives: 9 May 2013

Opposition activists in the ‘defendants’ cage’ amid ongoing crackdown

By Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Egypt Researcher Today I attended the first hearing in the trial of 12 people, including three leading activists, at a Dar Al Qadaa Al-Ali court. They are accused of attacking and burning the campaign headquarters … Continue reading

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“I want my country back”

A young woman from Eritrea describes how her country’s joy of independence was smothered by a political stranglehold that is still keeping thousands of people locked up. “We are moving back to our home country, it’s a beautiful place – … Continue reading

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