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Newspaper editor's prosecution part of a "pattern of harassment" of Egyptian media

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Newspaper editor's prosecution part of a "pattern of harassment" of Egyptian media

Ibrahim Eissa was charged under Articles 171 and 188 of the Penal Code for publishing in 2007 information considered by the authorities to be damaging to the public interest and Egypt’s national stability. This was a report suggesting that the health of 79-year-old President Mubarak was deteriorating. The authorities contended that the article caused foreign investors to withdraw investments worth some 350 million US dollars damaging the economy. Eissa can appeal yesterday's court decision.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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AAAS Leads Planning for a Science and Human Rights Coalition

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AAAS Leads Planning for a Science and Human Rights Coalition

Through its Science and Human Rights Program, AAAS is leading plans for a new collaboration on human rights involving many science associations. The Science and Human Rights Coalition, scheduled for launch early next year, is meant to broaden the scientific community's involvement with human rights. Organizers say that could include more attention to the right of all to share in the benefits of scientific progress.


By AAAS, USA.


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Iran: Amnesty International and international trade union bodies condemn repressive measures meted

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Iran: Amnesty International and international trade union bodies condemn repressive measures meted out against trade union leader Mahmoud Salehi

Amnesty International, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) are calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mahmoud Salehi, the former leader of the Saqez Bakers' Union, who was imprisoned in 2007 for the pursuit of legitimate trade union activities.


By Amnesty International, USA.


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