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UK Body Builds Cairo Court, as Irish Student Faces Death Penalty in Egypt


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UK Body Builds Cairo Court, as Irish Student Faces Death Penalty in Egypt

Reprieve

A state-owned Belfast business is helping to furnish an Egyptian juvenile court, despite concerns over mass trials and death sentences in the country – including in the case of an Irish juvenile.

New research by human rights organization Reprieve has revealed that, since March 2015, Northern Ireland Cooperation Overseas (NI-CO) – a state-owned UK business that has contracts with the Foreign Office – has been involved in a €10 million EU-funded project to support “the Administration of Justice” in Egypt, in partnership with the country's Ministry of Justice.