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International Federation for Human Rights:

529 death sentences against Morsy supporters in conclusion of an unfair trial
FIDH expresses its utmost concern after an Egyptian court sentenced to death 529 defendants, concluding a procedure that has flagrantly violated the most fundamental guarantees of a fair trial.



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Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General on Iran
New York, 3 January 2009 - The Secretary-General is greatly concerned about reports that Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi has been threatened in recent days, her Center for the Defense of Human Rights broken into and materials taken, and that hostile crowds have mobilized today outside her office and home. He calls on the Iranian authorities to take immediate measures to prevent any further harassment and to ensure Shirin Ebadi's safety and security.