Egypt: Morsy’s Isolation Violates Rights

Deposed President Mohamed Morsy, wearing the red uniform of a prisoner sentenced to death, greets his lawyers and people from behind bars during his June 2015 court appearance with Muslim Brotherhood members on the outskirts of Cairo. 

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(Beirut) – Egyptian authorities have unlawfully prevented former President Mohamed Morsy from contacting or receiving visits from his family and lawyers in the years since the military forcibly removed him from power in July 2013, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 4, 2017, Egyptian authorities allowed Morsy to receive visits from his family and lawyer for only the second time in nearly four years.

These conditions undermine Morsy’s right to mount a legal challenge to his detention and a defense against the many prosecutions filed against him and…

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