Egypt: Human rights defender Bahey eldin Hassan sentenced over a tweet
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An information blackout has exacerbated the coronavirus pandemic in Egypt, says the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE), and calls on authorities to provide access to vital information in an effort to confront the growing health crisis.

As authorities escalate their crackdown on human rights defenders and civil society organisations, rights groups call for the immediate release of detained members of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), and an end to the persecution of Egyptian civil society.

Civil society organizations condemn the escalated targeting of human rights workers in the country after authorities arrested several members of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) in retaliation for meeting with senior Western diplomats, and call for the immediate release of EIPR’s director, Gasser Abdel Razek and his colleagues who face punitive treatment in detention.