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A 46-page complaint names as a defendant former interim prime minister Hazem el-Beblawi , asserting that he directed and monitored the treatment of Soltan, an Ohio State University economics graduate who lived Cairo for five months and worked with protesters after the military-led ouster of Egypt’s elected president, Mohamed Morsi. Read the full lawsuit by Mohamed Soltan. Soltan’s suit seeks “justice and accountability” under a 1991 U.S. law that permits torture survivors to seek damages from their tormentors under certain circumstances. The lawsuit also names as “unsued-defendants” Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi ; Abbas Kamel, a former Sissi chief of staff and now Egypt... Full story

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