Egyptian legal scholar wins top rights prize

October 11, 2017

Mohamed Zaree, who heads the Egypt country office of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), poses on Oct 10, 2017 in Cairo, hours before being awarded with the Martin Ennals Award, one of the world's most prestigious human rights prizes. (AFP)

An Egyptian legal scholar and a leading figure in his country's embattled rights movement won one of the world's most prestigious human rights prizes on Tuesday.