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Egypt’s Public Prosecution Orders Release of Seif Bedour and Nazli Karim

January 6, 2021

Egypt’s Public Prosecution announced today that a decision has been issued to release Seif El Deen Ahmed Bedour and Nazli Moustafa Karim.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by النيابة العامة المصرية (@ppo.gov.eg) The two had been arrested on the 28th of August, 2020 in connection to the Fairmont case, together with a number of witnesses who were released a few days later, on the 31st of August. Seif, Nazli and another witness remained in detention, however, on vague morality charges. Late last year, Bedour’s family launched a social media campaign to free him, saying he had nothing to contribute to the Fairmont investigation because he was only 14 years old when the incident took place. According to his lawyers, the 21-year-old was accompanying a friend and potential witness to the police station to provide testimony regarding the case, when authorities decided to detain him. “No one wanted him. At the police station, she kept telling him to go home and he would say, ‘no we will wait together.’ He waited with her for six hours. They didn’t even take his ID or anything, he was…


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