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20-year-old in Egypt Marks Two Years in Jail for Anti-Torture T-shirt


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20-year-old in Egypt Marks Two Years in Jail for Anti-Torture T-shirt

The continued detention of Mahmoud Hussein, a 20-year-old student who has spent more than two years in jail without charge or trial as of today, is yet another appalling example of the ruthless and repressive tactics Egypt is resorting to in a bid to crush dissent, said Amnesty International.

Under Egyptian law, the maximum time a person can be detained without being tried or sentenced is an already excessively long period of two years, for those facing accusations that could lead to life imprisonment or the death penalty.