GCHR releases its 2018 survey of human rights activism in the MENA region

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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.’

Jailed academic Dr. Abduljalil AlSingace, Credit: Haq Movement for Liberties & Democracy

Bahrain: Rights groups call on authorities to release jailed academic Dr. Abduljalil AlSingace

IFEX joins rights groups in calling for the immediate release of prominent human rights defender Dr. Abduljalil Alsingace who has been on hunger strike since 8 July 2021 to protest his mistreatment by prison authorities.

The Saudi Foreign Minister (C), wearing a mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exits Sudan's foreign ministry building after his meeting with the Sudanese Foreign Minister, in Khartoum, 8 December 2020, ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia: Sudanese media personality sentenced to four years for critical tweets

The sentence against Ahmad Ali Abdelkader, 31, is related to tweets and media interviews he shared to Twitter in which he discussed and expressed support for Sudan’s 2018-2019 revolution and criticized Saudi actions in Sudan and Yemen, says Human Rights Watch.