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Encouraging Your Representative to Join the New “Egypt Human Rights Caucus”

  • Published On April , 23 2021

Encouraging Your Representative to Join the New  “Egypt Human Rights Caucus”      Steps:  Visit this website to confirm your representative: (if the link doesn’t work you may copy & paste it or do a Google search)  Call their main telephone line for their Washington D.C. office  Use the following script as a guide to speak with whoever answers the call …

States Break Silence to Condemn Egypt’s Abuses at UN Rights Body

  • Published On March , 12 2021

(Geneva, March 12, 2021) – Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world expressed their strong support today for a joint declaration by UN member states condemning the human rights situation in Egypt which was delivered at the UN Human Rights Council.  In the declaration, governments expressed “deep concern” for widespread human rights violations committed with …

The Freedom Initiative Welcomes ODNI Report Declassification, Calls for Accountability for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Involvement in the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

  • Published On February , 26 2021

February 26, 2021 “The Freedom Initiative welcomes the release of the recent report of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which clearly and unequivocally confirms that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) is responsible for the brutal murder of U.S. resident and Washington Post journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. While the report …

Egypt: Implementing Regulations of NGO Law Intended to Cripple Civil Society

  • Published On February , 25 2021

Egypt: Implementing regulations of NGO law intended to cripple civil society Joint Statement The undersigned rights organizations strongly condemn the Egyptian government’s relentless closure of all outlets for civil society activity in the country, as demonstrated once again by the recent issuance, in January 2021, of implementing regulations for the NGO law, law no.149 of …

Egypt: Escalating Reprisals, Arrests of Critics’ Families

  • Published On February , 22 2021

Egypt: Escalating Reprisals, Arrests of Critics’ Families End Hostage-Like Arrests The Egyptian authorities’ targeting of families in Egypt of activists and human rights defenders living abroad has been escalating, demonstrating a clear pattern of intimidation and harassment, 22 Egyptian, regional, and international organizations said today. Since August 2020, the authorities have targeted the families of …

Egypt Takes Hostage Innocent Relatives of U.S. Human Rights Defender Mohamed Soltan in Series of Midnight Raids in Retaliation to Human Rights Advocacy

  • Published On February , 16 2021

Washington, D.C., February 16, 2021 — On Sunday, Egyptian State Security forces launched a campaign of retaliatory aggression against the family members of Mohamed Soltan in reprisal for his human rights advocacy, his support of the newly formed congressional Egypt Human Rights Caucus, and his ongoing federal lawsuit filed under the Torture Victims Protection Act …

Loujain Alhathloul Conditionally Released After 1001 Days in Saudi Prison

  • Published On February , 10 2021

“We are thrilled to see Loujain released from prison and in her home in Saudi after 1001 days in prison for her activism. The genuine happiness and relief on her face is priceless.   We take this moment to celebrate the victory of a worldwide campaign spearheaded by her courageous siblings, but the fight is not …

Release of Saudi-American Political Prisoners Dr. Bader al-Ibrahim and Salah al-Haidar

  • Published On February , 4 2021

(WASHINGTON D.C.- Thursday, February 4, 2021) – Earlier today Saudi-American political prisoners Dr.  Bader al-Ibrahim and Salah al-Haidar were temporarily released from Saudi prisons pending trial in Saudi  Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court. Their next court date is on March 8, 2021, where they will continue facing unsubstantiated terrorism charges. Their release comes after 673 days …

The Freedom Initiative and Pretrial Rights International Commemorate the One Year Anniversary of the Death of Moustafa Kassem

  • Published On January , 13 2021

The Freedom Initiative (Fi) and Pretrial Rights International (PRI) solemnly commemorate the year anniversary of the death of Moustafa Kassem today. To honor Moustafa’s legacy, Fi has unveiled its new logo featuring his silhouette. Moustafa, a U.S. citizen on behalf of whom Fi began its first case advocacy efforts in 2015, died of medical neglect …

Women’s Rights Activist, Loujain Alhathloul, Sentenced to Prison by Saudi Courts

  • Published On January , 9 2021

We are outraged by Saudi Arabia’s decision to sentence Loujain AlHathloul to 5 years and 8 months for her peaceful women’s rights work. Despite the possibility of early release, the entire proceeding has been a farce that has deeply harmed her family since Loujain was arbitrarily detained 2 ½ years ago. Yet again, Saudi Arabia …

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