Death of Ahmed Seif

August 27, 2014
Cairo, Egypt

Pioneering Egyptian civil rights lawyer dies at 63
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SARAH EL DEEB, The Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — Ahmed Seif, one of Egypt's most prominent civil rights lawyer and campaigner, died Wednesday from complications following heart surgery. He was 63.

Seif died in a Cairo hospital after spending nearly two weeks in an intensive care unit. He was one of Egypt's leading rights campaigners, imprisoned in the 1970s and 1980s for his activism against government policies. He spent at least five years in prison, during which he was tortured.<...

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