Cairo Communique: Egyptian Appeals Court Orders Civil Rights Activist Ibrahim Released, Retried
Hammond, Andrew, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Andrew Hammond is a free-lance journalist based in Cairo.
Supporters of a more liberal society than what's currently on offer in Egypt were given a boost Feb. 7 when Egyptian civil rights activist Saadeddin Ibrahim was ordered released by the Court of Cassation, Egypt's highest appeals court, and given a retrial. Scenes of jubilation followed the announcement, as assembled diplomats, journalists, rights activists, lawyers, Ibrahim's family and even curious passersby enjoyed the sense that a bit of justice finally had been done. Ibrahim was sentenced to seven years in jail last summer on charges of defaming Egypt's reputation by publishing rights reports on sectarian tensions …
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Publication information: Article title: Cairo Communique: Egyptian Appeals Court Orders Civil Rights Activist Ibrahim Released, Retried. Contributors: Hammond, Andrew - Author. Magazine title: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Volume: 21. Issue: 3 Publication date: April 2002. Page number: 36. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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