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

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Renowned human rights defender Gamal Eid (2L) leaves a courtroom in Cairo, as an Egyptian court examines a request to issue a travel ban and freeze his assets and those of a fellow rights activist, 20 April 20, 2016, MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images

Egypt: Human rights defender Gamal Eid questioned in civil society case ten years later

Prominent human rights defender and director of The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) Gamal Eid was formally questioned in what the rights group calls a politically motivated case designed to punish independent organizations.

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,

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.