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Human rights defender Gamal Eid (second from left) and other award winners and dignitaries at a ceremony for the 'Roland Berger Human Dignity Award', in Berlin, Germany, 22 November 2011, Stephan Schraps/Getty Images

IFEX calls on authorities in Egypt to drop their prosecution of prominent human rights defender Gamal Eid

“Gamal is one of the strongest independent voices still fighting for human rights in a country that has been dismantling civil society and closing the space for freedom of expression and information for far too long. The trumped-up charges against him should be dropped immediately, along with the travel ban and assets freeze.’

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.