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Nigerian authorities return police brutality activist’s passport

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Nigerian immigration officials returned the passport of a prominent activist against police brutality after it was seized when she tried to leave the country...

Egypt’s treatment of journalist “outrageous”

The US State Department’s senior Middle East diplomat said Egypt’s treatment of a prominent journalist and activist was “outrageous” and had been raised with...

Moroccan activist on hunger strike

An activist jailed in 2017 after protests in northern Morocco was admitted to a Tangier prison clinic after a seven-week hunger strike, his brother...

Tanzanian activist beaten, dumped

A Tanzanian opposition activist was found beaten and unconscious at a village in the country’s southern highlands five days after unidentified people abducted him,...

Egyptian activist released

A prominent Egyptian activist has been freed after spending five years in jail, his sisters and lawyer said. Alaa Abdel Fattah, a blogger and software...

Zimbabwe activist pastor arrested

Armed Zimbabwean police arrested a political activist at home, his lawyer said, on the third day of protests against fuel price hikes as businesses...

Jail for Egyptian activist

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A court sentenced one of Egypt's best-known activists Ahmed Douma to 15 years'jail for rioting and attacking security forces in 2011, judicial sources said....

Egyptian activist held after critical video posted

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Egyptian police detained an activist after she posted a video on social media criticising government for failing to protect women against sexual...

Activist arrested in Morocco

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Moroccan authorities arrested a leading activist who was organising protests against official abuse and corruption in the north of the country, a...

Egyptian activist freed on probation

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Egyptian activist Ahmed Maher, a symbol of the popular uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in 2011, has been released after three years...

Egyptian policeman sentenced to 15 years over killing of activist

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An Egyptian criminal court sentenced a policeman to 15 years in jail on Thursday over the killing of a woman activist, a...

Egyptian court jails two policemen over activist’s death

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An Egyptian court jailed two policemen for seven years for their "cruel" treatment of an activist whose death helped kindle the popular...

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