Twenty-three days after his arrest, the whereabouts of Moaz al-Sharqawy were finally made clear on Saturday, when the former student activist with ties to the Strong Egypt Party was brought before the Supreme State Security Prosecution in New Cairo.
Amnesty slams Egypt’s ‘arbitrary’ travel ban on researcher
The Egyptian authorities have imposed an arbitrary travel ban on former prisoner of conscience Ahmed Samir Santawy, human rights group Amnesty International said in a statement on Saturday.
Reporters Without Borders calls for Egypt to release Tawfik Ghanem
Reporters Without Borders has called on the Egyptian authorities to release Tawfik Ghanem, the former bureau chief of the Anadolu Agency office in Cairo, noting that he had begun his third year in detention without being brought to trial.
Egypt has renewed pre-trial detention of over 20,000 people in 9 months, says rights group
The Egyptian Front for Human Rights (EFHR) has recorded that over a nine-month period Egyptian courts have renewed the pre-trial detention of over 20,000 people on terror related charges.
Egypt court renews the detention of 2 Zamalek football fans on ‘terror’ charges
Egypt’s Supreme State Security court has renewed the detention of two Zamalek football fans charged with “joining a terror group.”
Egypt: court refers Muslim Brotherhood guide death sentence to Grand Mufti
The Egyptian First Circuit Court of Terrorism headed by judge Muhammad Al-Saeed Al-Sherbiny has referred the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Muhammad Badie, and seven others to the Grand Mufti for his opinion on the death sentence given to them for allegedly killing a police officer and others. The …
Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt leading executioners in 2022 ‘record year’: Amnesty
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region came in the lead of countries with the most executions in 2022, which reached a record high in five years, Amnesty International has said in a report.
Top US Senate committee calls for release of jailed detainee in Egypt
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee is calling on Egyptian authorities to immediately release Salah Soltan, the arbitrarily detained father of a prominent US human rights defender.
Egypt adds 81 names to ‘terror list’ including ‘unprecedented’ number of journalists
The Egyptian government has added the names of 81 human rights defenders to its “terrorism list”, drawing condemnation from Egyptian human rights groups who are calling the decision “arbitrary and retaliatory” while warning that it will be used as a tool to silence dissidents.
Egypt:Alaa Abdel-Fattah family accuse UK govt of indifference six months after Sunak expressed ‘concern’
No meaningful progress has been made to secure the release of jailed British-Egyptian activist and writer Alaa Abdel-Fattah, his family said on Tuesday, six months after British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak expressed “deep concern” over his detention.