In Egypt, a lawyer wages a lonely struggle defending jailed revolutionaries

December 14, 2014 12:30 PM

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In Egypt, a lawyer wages a lonely struggle defending jailed revolutionaries

In this Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Egyptian lawyer Ragia Omran speaks on her mobile phone after a trial session of activists facing charges on organizing unauthorized protests, at a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt. Each time a group of activists is arrested in Egypt, the call for help goes most often to Omran. She then starts a long trek through police stations and prosecutors' offices, trying to get their release or at least some respect for their rights. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty) (The Associated Press)

In this Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Egyptian lawyer Ragia Omran, center, waits to speak during a trial session of activists facing charges on organizing unauthorized protests, at a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt. The 41-year-old Omran standing only 5 feet tall (1.5 meters) charges with determined steps...

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