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Egyptian executions follow flawed trials, torture - U.N. rights office


GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. human rights office voiced concern on Friday that trials that led to the executions of 15 people in Egypt this month may have been unfair amid allegations that torture was used to obtain confessions.

Egypt executed nine men on Wednesday convicted over the 2015 killing with a car bomb of the its chief prosecutor on Wednesday, adding to a surge in death sentences carried out in February, according to lawyers, activists and officials. Six convicted people were executed in other cases.

   

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