Student studying women’s sexual and reproductive rights, Ahmed Samir Santawy, sentenced to four years in prison
22 Jun 2021
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22 June 2021: Master’s student Ahmed Samir Santawy, undertaking academic work on women’s sexual and reproductive rights, was sentenced to four years in prison by a Misdemeanours Emergency State Security Court on charges of spreading “false news,” according to Amnesty International. He was interrogated about his academic research during the investigation.
See Amnesty International (June 2021).