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Egypt: Rights lawyer remembered

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Egypt, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Law, Politics

As activists in Egypt continue to demand an independent judiciary Baheyya celebrates the life of the recently deceased campaigning lawyer Ahmed Nbil al Hilali [1].

In his lifetime, he was christened “the saint of the national movement,” the “liberties lawyer,” and “the Egyptian people’s advocate,” since he spent nearly all of his waking hours defending those accused of engaging in free expression, association, and assembly.