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Egypt: Moratorium on executions is imperative as unjust death sentence upheld in Rabaa Dispersal Case

  • Published On June 16, 2021

The undersigned human rights organizations condemn the Court of Cassation’s 14 June verdict upholding the death sentence against twelve leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Case no. 2985 of 2015, known as the Rabaa Dispersal Case. The organizations demand an immediate moratorium on capital punishment in Egypt, including a halt in the implementation of the …

Statement – Biden’s Budget Request Continues “Blank Check” for Egypt

  • Published On May 28, 2021

We, the undersigned organizations, write to express strong disappointment that the administration has requested $1.3 billion in Foreign Military Financing for Egypt for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. President Biden campaigned on “no more blank checks” for Egypt’s regime, but requesting the same amount the United States has provided annually since 1987 despite Egypt’s deteriorating human …

Encouraging Your Representative to Join the Egypt Human Rights Caucus

  • Published On April 23, 2021

Encouraging Your Representative to Join the  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 …

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