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URGENT APPEAL: CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS CALL FOR MOROCCAN AUTHORITIES TO CEASE INTIMIDATION OF JOURNALIST OMAR RADI

  • Published On July , 28 2020

The undersigned civil society organizations call for an immediate and unconditional end to the intimidation and harassment of independent Moroccan journalist, Omar Radi, who has been summoned by police to appear for interrogation seven times over the past several weeks. Radi has been targeted by the authorities for his critical investigations and reporting, as one …

Re: Release of Egyptian-American political prisoner Mohamed Amashah and return to Jersey City, NJ with his family

  • Published On July , 6 2020

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Re: Release of Egyptian-American political prisoner Mohamed Amashah and return to Jersey City, NJ with his family (WASHINGTON D.C.- Monday, July 6, 2020) – Yesterday Egyptian-American political prisoner Mohamed Amashah was released from Egyptian prisons after 486 days of arbitrary detention. Mohamed landed in Dulles International Airport this morning and returned home …

Release: Congress Urged to Block New Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E.

  • Published On June , 30 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, June 18, 2020 Congress Urged to Block New Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. Organizations call for U.S. to “downgrade” relationships with both monarchies A coalition of organizations representing human rights, foreign policy, women’s rights, climate, and peace issues released a letter to Congress today urging senators and representatives to block all …

Egypt: Rights Defender’s Relatives Arrested

  • Published On June , 25 2020

Midnight Raids, Disappearances Follow Torture Complaint (Washington, June 24, 2020) – The ongoing harassment and intimidation by Egyptian security forces of the family of a US national seeking justice, truth and reparation is a source of deep concern, 20 human rights and other groups said today. According to a statement filed in a US court …

Joint NGO Letter to IMF Re: IMF Engagement on Governance Issues and Corruption in Egypt

  • Published On June , 24 2020

June 23, 2020 IMF Executive Board 700 19th Street NW Washington, DC 20431 Dear International Monetary Fund Executive Board: We are writing regarding the $5.2 billion loans agreed between Fund staff and the government of Egypt on June 5, 2020, now awaiting the approval of the Executive Board.  These funds, made available under a Stand-By …

Egypt: Public Prosecutor and Minister of Interior must disclose names and numbers of Covid-19 cases in Egyptian detention facilities

  • Published On June , 15 2020

Joint Statement The undersigned rights organizations condemn the response of the Egyptian government towards the plight of detainees inside the country’s prisons and other detention facilities amid the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. On May 9, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) suspended visitation in all prisons, and cut off all means of communication –  including …

Egypt: Reprisal Against Award-Winning Actors Amr Waked and Khaled Abol Naga for Speaking Out Against Repression

  • Published On May , 29 2020

April  2, 2019 – Washington, D.C. — We, the undersigned organizations strongly condemn the Egyptian authorities’ retaliation and intimidation of Amr Waked and Khaled Abol Naga following their participation in a series of human rights advocacy activities in Washington D.C. In addition, we call on the Egyptian government to halt all reprisals and persecution of …

For Immediate Release: The Passing of Mustafa Kassem

  • Published On May , 27 2020
  • By Bahey Eldin Hassan

January 13, 2019 – Washington, D.C. — Today, Egyptian-American Mustafa Kassem passed away after more than six years of unjust detention and negligent medical care in Egypt. The immediate cause of death is believed to be heart failure, though an autopsy is being scheduled. At this time, the family asks for the space and time …

For Immediate Release: Re: Release of Egyptian-American political prisoner Reem Desouky and return to the Lancster, PA with her son

  • Published On May , 27 2020

Monday May 4, 2020 – Washington, D.C. — Yesterday Egyptian-American political prisoner Reem Desouky was released from Egyptian prisons after 301 days of arbitrary detention. Ms. Desouky and her son Moustafa returned to Lancaster, Pennsylvania late last night and spent the night at home. We at the Freedom Initiative and her family and friends are …

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