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Egypt: presidential pardons for scholar Patrick Zaki and famed lawyer (official)

Jul 20, 2023 | International | 0 comments

According to the state-run al-Ahram newspaper, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi granted amnesty on Wednesday to political prisoner Alaa Abdel Fattah’s attorney, Mohamed al-Baqer, as well as the researcher Patrick Zaki.

Mr. Zaki was found guilty on Tuesday and sentenced to three years for denouncing discrimination against Christians. As a result of this verdict, several human rights figures have decided to withdraw from the “national dialogue” initiated by the government to give everyone a voice.

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