Egypt: Prosecution’s recycling of cases against dissidents

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Sherif Hilali

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Case recycling is a term that has become well-known in Egyptian human rights circles and even at the international level, and related to the Egyptian judicial system.

Case recycling occurs when the prosecution brings a new case against someone who has already been released for another case or is still serving a previous sentence, oftentimes in pre-trial detention. The new cases are simply renewed versions of the same old cases, with the aim of keeping defendants behind bars perpetually.

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