Human rights defenders, including some lawyers, have encountered harassment and persecution for carrying out their professional activities. Egypt has continued to maintain an elaborate system of special courts, which undermines the jurisdiction of regular courts.
Despite the decision of the Court of Cassation to lift the Government sequestration of the Lawyers Syndicate, and several Administrative Court rulings supporting the Syndicate’s right to hold elections in its offices, the group has been prevented from holding its general assembly.
A substantial number of human rights violations were committed with impunity in the country.
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