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HRW calls on Egypt to revoke ‘blasphemy’ article in penal code, condemns sentencing minors

The international rights observer Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on the Egyptian government Monday to quash prison sentences handed to four minors over ‘religious contempt’ charges and to “revoke the penal code article that authorities use to prosecute blasphemy”. The minors were charged with “mocking Islamic prayer rituals” and publishing a video “which disrupts public …

Daily News Egypt

78 minors convicted for unlicenced protests released on parole

The Alexandria Juvenile Misdemeanour Appeal Court released 78 imprisoned minors convicted for illegally protesting and joining a banned organisation. In November, a first degree court had sentenced the minors, aged between 15 and 17, to between two and five year prison terms. Ahmed El-Hamrawy, one of the youths’ lawyers, said the judge decided to release …

Mahmoud Mostafa

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