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

  • Published On June , 12 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 …

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

  • Published On May , 4 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 …

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

  • Published On April , 2 2019

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 January , 13 2019

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 …

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