The Egyptian authorities should overturn the harsh prison sentences imposed on March 5, 2023, following an unfair mass trial of 29 men and women solely because of their peaceful activism, Human Rights Watch said today.
Egypt jails activists for years on ‘terrorism’: rights groups
A special Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced four veteran human rights activists to prison terms up to 15 years for “terrorism”, several rights groups said.
Four years late, media regulator submits rationale for rejecting Mada Masr’s license application
When Mada Masr submitted registration paperwork in 2018 to license its website in accordance with a new media law, state authorities should have responded within 90 days to confirm or deny the request. However, there was no response.
3 Mada Masr journalists to stand trial for ‘offending’ state-aligned Nation’s Future Party MPs
Three Mada Masr journalists are to face trial in early March on charges of “offense against MPs” from the state-aligned Nation’s Future Party and of “misusing communications channels.”
Al Jazeera calls for the immediate release of journalist Bahaa Eldin Ibrahim and his colleagues who are detained in Egypt
Today marks three years since Ibrahim, a producer for Al Jazeera Mubasher Channel, was arrested at Borg El Arab Airport in Alexandria on February 22, 2020.
Egypt: Forcible disappearances ‘increasingly widespread and systematic’
A group of Egyptian human rights organisations are demanding that the government stop forcible disappearances and that authorities carry out independent investigations into perpetrators.
Egyptian Journalists Syndicate’s head calls for release of reporters detained pretrial as his term ends
Head of Egypt’s Journalists Syndicate Diaa Rashwan has called for the Public Prosecution to release the journalists who are still detained pretrial as his second term is drawing to a close.
Egypt authorities detain TikTok influencer over debauchery
Egyptian judicial authorities renewed the detention of TikTok influencer “Bebo Dumbbell” for 15 days pending investigations into accusations of debauchery and slandering state institutions.
Egypt increased death sentences in 2022, says rights group
Egypt increased the number of death sentences in 2022, handing out 538 more than the previous year, according to the Egyptian Front for Human Rights.
Juhayna owner’s name lifted from terrorism list in Egypt
The Cairo Criminal Court has removed Juhayna owner Safwan Thabet from its terrorist list three weeks after his release along with his son from prison.