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Hundreds of European Union lawmakers demand Egypt’s Sisi release political prisoners

The letter follows a similar one addressed to Sisi by 56 members of the US Congress on Monday.

More than 200 European Union parliamentarians have written a letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urging the dictator to release prisoners of conscience.

Named in the letter are human rights activist Bahey Eldin Hassan, political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, Fattah's sister Sanaa Seif and a dozen others currently imprisoned.

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