Hisham Mubarak

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Died in 1998.

"Born in 1963, Mr. Mubarak became politically active at Cairo University, where he received his law degree in 1985. He was a leftist activist in the university's student movement, campaigning for such causes as Palestinian rights.

"His conversion to the cause of human-rights came during his own arrest in August 1989, while taking part in a protest for higher wages for Egypt's iron and steel workers. Tortured and beaten in prison, he was left partially deaf in one ear.

"After his release, Mr. Mubarak devoted himself to using the law to defend human rights, training at Amnesty International in London, as well as with the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights, and the Ibn Khaldoun Center, two of Egypt's first independent civic groups."[1]

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