Category : Egypt

“His only crime is to believe that Egyptians deserve the most basic of human rights”

alt informationKarim Ennarah, EIPR's criminal justice unit director, is facing fabricated charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading fake news

Why the arrest of Egypt’s Gasser Abed El Razek is so troubling

alt informationThe arrest of the executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and two staff is a shameful attack on human rights

Laugh and the World Laughs with Me

alt informationLaugh and the World Laughs with Me is an intimate short story of a young woman who has a schizophrenic brother, set against the backdrop of the Tahrir Square demonstrations, from Egyptian writer Eman Abdelrahim.

ECRF: We believe in human rights for all Egyptians and we are willing to pay the price

alt informationThe Egyptian government has waged an organised campaign against independent civil society groups and has become increasingly hostile to dissent. ECRF is one of the few human rights organisations still operating in the country.

ECRF: As long as there are people defending human rights in Egypt, there is hope

alt informationThe Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, winner of the 2018 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for Campaigning, is one of the few remaining human rights organisations in 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).

Egyptian activist Amal Fathy’s pre-trial detention extended by 15 days

alt informationFathy has been in pre-trial detention since her arrested after publishing a video criticising sexual harassment in Egypt, during which time she has shown symptoms of acute stress and has been unable to walk unassisted