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Ramy Shaath, former detainee, says Egypt is a ‘republic of fear’

In a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday, the Egyptian-Palestinian activist Ramy Shaath called for a change in the policies towards Egypt and support for freedoms and human rights.

This comes amid fresh accusations of detainee abuse following video leaks that appear to show dozens of men beaten, tortured and hung in a Cairo police station.