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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Will anybody be held accountable for Aya Hijazi’s unjust imprisonment?

Will anybody be held accountable for Aya Hijazi’s unjust imprisonment? Now that a court has cleared Hijazi, her husband, and the five other defendants in the Belady Foundation case of all charges, will someone be held accountable for the shoddy investigation that cost them three years of their lives, Hamdy Rezk asks in a column penned for Al Masry Al Youm. The case should be a red flag for the authorities to review how prosecutors moved forward with a case that damaged Egypt’s image, Rezk adds. Hany El Salamouny also takes to the pages of AMAY to level criticism at the prosecution, pointing to holes in the police report on the foundation, including what he says is a lack of evidence to back up any of the charges.

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