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Egypt: Presidential pardon demanded following verdict upholding imprisonment of human rights defender Amal Fathy

  • Published On January 13, 2022

البيان العربي أسفل The undersigned human rights organizations denounce the ruling on 11 January by the Egyptian Court of Cassation upholding the imprisonment of human rights defender Amal Fathy with a one-year prison sentence including time served, in case no. 7991 of 2018, known in the media as “The Harassment Case.” The Maadi Misdemeanour Court …


  • Published On January 10, 2022

In response to reports that the Egyptian government has decided to delay by six months the deadline requiring civil society organisations (CSOs) to register under the repressive 2019 NGO law by 11 January 2022 or face closure, the undersigned organisations reiterate their deep concern about the Law and its implementing regulations threatening the very survival ...

The Freedom Initiative Expresses Solidarity with Potential Victims in Light of Unregistered Foreign Agent Indictment

  • Published On January 10, 2022

البيان العربي أسفل The Freedom Initiative expresses its grave concern over the January 6 indictment of New York resident Pierre Girgis for allegedly failing to register as a foreign agent of Egypt. We stand in solidarity with all those who may have been impacted by Mr. Girgis alleged activities, as well as in solidarity with ...

PRESS RELEASE: NGOs Celebrate Release of Prisoner of Conscience Ramy Shaath

  • Published On January 4, 2022

البيان العربي أسفل la déclaration Française est en bas NGOs Celebrate Release of Prisoner of Conscience Ramy Shaath and Confirm Need to Mobilize against Repression of Peaceful Activism in Egypt January 08, 2022: Today the undersigned non-governmental organizations celebrate the release of Ramy Shaath, a valiant human rights defender who has inspired many in the …

Egypt: Unjust verdict must not be ratified against activists Mohamed El-Baqer, Alaa Abdel Fattah, and Mohamed Ibrahim

  • Published On December 21, 2021

The undersigned human rights organizations condemn the Emergency State Security Court’s verdict, on 20 December, of five years’ imprisonment for activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and four years in prison for human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer and blogger Mohamed Ibrahim (Oxygen) in case no. 1228 of 2021. The organizations urge the President of the Republic of …

The Freedom Initiative Names Andrea Prasow as Executive Director

  • Published On November 30, 2021

البيان العربي أسفل (Washington D.C., November 30, 2021) — As we approach the end of 2021, we are pleased to share not only a year of monumental achievements for the Freedom Initiative, but the promise of growth to come: today, we announce that Ms. Andrea Prasow will join our team mid-December as the new Executive …

Egypt: US Advocate’s Father Held Incommunicado

  • Published On November 15, 2021

Beirut, November 15, 2021 Egyptian authorities have held Salah Soltan in incommunicado detention since June 2020, in conditions that amount to enforced disappearance and may amount to torture or other ill-treatment, in likely retaliation for his son’s human rights activism, 15 human rights groups said today. Earlier that same month, Soltan’s son Mohamed, a prominent …

Egypt: Stop the farce trial of 10 Egyptian Nubians before the Saudi Specialized Criminal Court

  • Published On November 11, 2021

11 November 2021 After the Specialized Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia decided to postpone for two months the trial of ten Egyptian Nubians, who have been detained by the Saudi authorities for two years, the undersigned human rights organizations condemn the continued detention of these Egyptians as well as the trial before this Court, which …

Egypt: Rights groups condemn infringement of right to fair trial for Alaa Abd El Fattah, Mohammed al-Baqer, and Mohammed Oxygen

  • Published On November 11, 2021

The undersigned organizations condemn the decision by the Emergency State Security Misdemeanor Court on 8 November to adjourn proceedings in case no. 1228/2021/Emergency State Security Misdemeanor for judgment on 20 December; blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, rights lawyer Mohammed al-Baqer, and journalist Mohammed Ibrahim “Oxygen” are being tried on charges of spreading false news likely …

Egypt: Hosting UN Climate Change Conference Should not be Used to Whitewash appalling Human Rights Records

  • Published On November 2, 2021

November 02, 2021 The undersigned organizations call on COP26 organizers to lead a comprehensive review of your bilateral and multilateral  relations with Egyptian government considering the sustained and unprecedented crackdown on human rights and civil society in the country. We call on you to condition the selection of Egypt as a COP27 host with genuine …

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