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Tags: ML | Egypt | Jailed Lawyer

Egypt to Free Lawyer after 3 Months in Solitary Confinement

Thursday, 25 August 2016 08:19 AM

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a prominent rights lawyer held in solitary confinement for the past three months after he challenged in court a decision by the country's president to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Thursday's decision to free Malek Adly — who hasn't been formally charged but remains incarcerated since his May arrest on a rolling series of administrative detention orders — could still be appealed by prosecutors.

Adly has been jailed with almost no communication with the outside world, sleeping on a bare floor in conditions that his lawyers say amount to torture.

Supporters say that he was a victim of a personal vendetta after he essentially insulted Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in a televised interview.

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An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a prominent rights lawyer held in solitary confinement for the past three months after he challenged in court a decision by the country's president to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.Thursday's decision to free...
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Thursday, 25 August 2016 08:19 AM
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