Category : Egypt

Egypt sentences Amal Fathy for video on sexual harassment

alt informationIndex on Censorship condemns the sentence handed down to Amal Fathy - an Egyptian woman who made a video about her experience of sexual harassment.

NGOs call for full repeal of Egypt’s “cybercrime” law and block of dangerous law regulating media

alt informationIndex on Censorship joins a coalition of some of the world’s leading human rights and digital rights organisations to call for full repeal of Egypt’s “cybercrime” law

Eight years for a Facebook video: Egypt must immediately release Mona el-Mazbouh

alt informationOver 25 NGOs call for the immediate and unconditional release of imprisoned Lebanese tourist Mona el-Mazbouh

Doughty Street Chambers: Egypt’s arbitrary detention of Amal Fathy clear violation of her rights

alt informationLeading human rights lawyers from Doughty Street Chambers have submitted a new complaint to the United Nations regarding Egypt’s treatment of Amal Fathy, the detained wife of a co-founder of the award-winning human rights group the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF).

Human rights groups demand Egypt release Amal Fathy

alt informationHuman rights groups expressed growing concern about Egyptian campaigner Amal Fathy and urged authorities to release her immediately.

Doughty Street Chambers lodges UN complaint in case of detained Egyptian activist Amal Fathy

alt informationInternational human rights lawyers Doughty Street Chambers have lodged a complaint to the United Nations on behalf of Egyptian campaigner Amal Fathy, her husband and their son after the family was seized by police.

Human rights activist Amal Fathy’s arrest comes amid wider crackdown in Egypt

alt informationAccusations of “inciting hatred against the state” and “using social media to spread fake news” are being used to silence government critics.

Index on Censorship calls on Egypt to immediately release activist Amal Fathy

alt informationFreedom of expression organisation Index on Censorship calls on Egypt to immediately release activist Amal Fathy, who was detained by police last Friday.

Index on Censorship calls on Egypt to release Amal Fathy

alt informationIndex calls on governments around the world to put pressure on Egypt to release Amal Fathy and to shine a spotlight on the Egyptian government’s frightening tactics to stop the public knowing what is going on in that country.

Imprisoned activist “started a book club because I was afraid of the ISIS guys”

alt informationThe Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms discuss the country’s ongoing strife and what can be done to end it at a Doughty Street panel

#IndexAwards2018: Egytian Commission for Rights and Freedom advocates for a democratic Egypt

alt informationECRF has been fighting censorship and defending human rights through its criminal justice programme and online platform to bring students and practitioners online to discuss a student charter related to freedom of association in universities.