Journalists in Egypt to face two years in prison for quoting unofficial sources

Recent articles in Egypt

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.

A woman watches a video of Egyptian influencer Haneen Hossam on the video-sharing app TikTok, Cairo, Egypt, 28 July 2020, KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images

Egypt: Prison sentences for Tiktok and Likee influencers must be revoked

Rights groups in Egypt condemn the sentencing of several women content creators for their online videos in a flawed ruling they say is the result of a systematic security and media campaign aimed at imposing moral and societal guardianship on social media users.

Berlin, Germany, 30 October 2018. During an official visit by Egypt's President Sisi, a woman takes part in a protest with a placard stating that Sisi belongs in prison and at The Hague (criminal court). Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Egypt: President Sisi must immediately end crackdown on independent organizations and peaceful dissent

In a joint statement, 64 rights groups from around the world called on Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to immediately end the ongoing crackdown on freedom of association, independent groups, and peaceful dissent.