Egyptian lawyer Ragia Omran wins European humanitarian award

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Egyptian lawyer Ragia Omran has won a European prize for her work defending the rights of prisoners, torture victims and women.

Omran joined 14 other winners of the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law from around the world.

The award will be presented at the German and French embassies in Cairo on 10 December.

Omran rose to fame speaking out against sexual harassment and women’s rights during the Egyptian uprisings of 2011 and 2013.

The current regime of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has faced widespread international criticism of its human rights record. It has imprisoned tens of thousands of dissidents, heavily censored the internet and banned protests, among other authoritarian moves.

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