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Shawkan was arrested whilst he covered the security forces’ dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda Squares sit-ins in August 2013
(Photo from Freedom for Shawkan)

Shawkan’s fate unknown despite completion of legal term in detention

The fate of detained photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, also known as Shawkan, remains unknown despite hopes for his release under Article 143 of the Criminal Procedures Code on pre-trial detention periods. Since Shawkan had not been referred to trial, his lawyers and family anticipated his release. Such hopes come as just last week, a court …


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The impact of China’s new crackdown on civil rights

In what seems to be a crackdown on public dissent, hundreds of Chinese rights lawyers have been detained or interrogated. While temporarily muzzled, the advocates' determination shouldn't be underestimated, say experts. They challenge their country's authorities over human rights violations, frequently reporting about harassment, detentions or abuse of power, and often refusing to back down when told to do so….