Egypt orders release of rights activists after global pressure

Egypt’s public prosecution ordered Thursday the release of three staff from a leading human rights organisation following a concerted international campaign to free them. A security and judicial source told AFP of the order, before the affected organisation, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, confirmed the news on Twitter, noting “our defense team is still confirming details and procedures of their release”. Last month authorities arrested three EIPR staff members on charges of “joining a terror group” and “spreading false news” after a public meeting with foreign ambassadors on Nove…

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