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Egypt must release bloggers before UN Rights Council elections

Categories: Egypt

Egypt must release jailed bloggers before Thursday's elections for the UN Human Rights Council [1], said UN Watch [2], a human rights organization based in Geneva in a statement issued today [3]. Among other conditions, UN Watch requires that Egypt “must release journalist Huwaida Taha Mitwalli, who is currently imprisoned for attempting to report on the government's use of torture, as well as bloggers including Abd al-Monim Mahmud and Abd al-Karim Nabil Sulaiman (a.k.a. Karim Amer),who have been imprisoned for exercising their internationally protected right to freedom of expression.