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Egypt: more than 41,000 detainees since Sisi-led military coup

The number of detainees since the July 3 military coup in Egypt now exceeds 41,000, according to the latest report by Wiki Thawra.

This is considered the highest number of political detainees in modern Egyptian history, the website said, adding that the number is expected to rise with the escalation of crackdown by the military-led authorities.

The statistics cover the period between July 3, 2013 until May 15, 2014.

The report adds that 299 students have been killed since the coup, including 19 killed on campus.

Wiki Thawra is an independent database for the Egyptian revolution. It solicits its data from independent reports by Egyptian rights groups and NGOs, including the Egyptian Centre for Social and Economic Rights, the Hisham Mubarak Legal Centre, and the Egyptian Front for the Defence of Detainees.

 

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