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Amal Alamuddin

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Al Jazeera Journalist Mohamed Fahmy Should Be Released Not Retried in Egypt

(50) Comments | Posted January 4, 2015 | 7:27 PM

4 January 2015

On 1 January 2015, the Egyptian Court of Cassation issued a ruling upholding the appeal filed by Mohamed Fahmy to overturn his conviction and 7-year sentence. In so doing, Egypt's highest court has recognized that there were legal errors in the original trial. But instead of releasing...

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The Anatomy of an Unfair Trial

(52) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 6:19 PM

Sentencing a political opponent to death after a show trial is no different to taking him out on the street and shooting him. In fact, it is worse because using the court system as a tool of state repression makes a mockery of the rule of law. Egypt's constitution guarantees...

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