Beyond #FreeAJStaff: Fahmy and colleagues only three of many journalists jailed in Egypt

Recent articles in Egypt

A woman walks past a poster by Italian street artist Laika, entitled "Don't visit Egypt", placed on a wall near the Egyptian embassy in Rome, on 16 June 2021, after the extension of the detention in Egypt of another researcher, Patrick Zaki. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images

Egypt: Rights groups call on President Sisi to release researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy

IFEX joins rights groups in calling on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to quash the unfair verdict against researcher and graduate student Ahmed Samir Santawy, who was sentenced to four years in prison on “false news” charges.

Céline Lebrun Shaath, prominent human rights defender and wife of arbitrary imprisoned Palestinian-Egyptian human rights defender Ramy Shaath, with a poster calling for his release. Free Ramy Shaath, https://www.freeramyshaath.com/

How Egypt weaponizes counter terrorism laws to target human rights defenders

Egyptian human rights defenders and UN experts examine how authorities in Egypt have weaponized counter terrorism laws to target activists and human rights defenders, and measures the international community can take to investigate the country’s grave human rights violations.

A picture taken during a guided tour organised by Egypt's State Information Service, shows policemen standing guard in front of the Tora prison clinic, on the outskirts of Cairo, 11 February 2020. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images

Egypt: Rights groups call for the release of journalists detained for two years without trial

Human rights groups from the region and around the world call on authorities in Egypt to immediately release journalists Hisham Fouad and Hossam Moanis, who have been held without trial since June 25, 2019.