Advocacy

Joint Letter to the Prime Minister of Morocco: do not extradite Hassan al-Rabea to Saudi Arabia

February 07, 2023

On February 6, 2023, MENA Rights Group joined human rights organisations in sending an open letter to the Moroccan Prime Minister, urging him not to extradite Hassan al-Rabea to Saudi Arabia, where he faces torture, ill-treatment and arbitrary detention.

Boats of death: Killing borders and lost justice

February 06, 2023

On the Global Day of CommemorAction for the Dead, Missing and Forcefully Disappeared at Sea and the Borders, a group of civil society organisations reminds all of the tragic fates suffered by migrants and refugees attempting to leave Lebanon, and calls on Lebanese authorities and the international community to take action.

Morocco should refrain from deporting Hassan Al-Rabea to Saudi Arabia

January 27, 2023

Joint letter supported by 9 human rights organisations calling on the Moroccan Government to release Saudi citizen Hassan Mohamed Al-Rabea and to refrain from deporting him to Saudi Arabia, where he would face torture.

Joint Letter: Free Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace after a year and half of hunger strike

January 15, 2023

To mark Al-Singace's birthday on January 15, 2023, MENA Rights Group joined NGOs in urging Bahrain authorities to release him immediately and unconditionally.

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Human rights groups call on Belgium to open investigation into Saudi Crown Prince for crimes against humanity

January 11, 2023

Public statement on the submission of an expert opinion drafted by Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), MENA Rights Group, and the Freedom Initiative supporting a complaint filed in Belgium in December 2021 by the Open Society Justice Initiative against Saudi Arabia for crimes against humanity. The expert opinion highlighted “systemic and generalized violations of human rights committed against individuals who have peacefully criticized authorities or their policies”.

Egypt: Rights Organizations Stand in Solidarity with the Complaint Filed with the African Commission against the Egyptian Government on Behalf of Ramy Shaath and Celine Lebrun-Shaath  

December 20, 2022

Solidarity statement with former political prisoner Ramy Shaath, and his wife Ms. Céline Lebrun-Shaath, in their complaint against the Egyptian government before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

#FreeSherifOsman: UAE must not extradite political commentator to Egypt, where he would face torture

December 19, 2022

Following the arrest and detention in the UAE of Egyptian political commentator Sherif Osman, who faces the threat of extradition to Egypt, MENA Rights Group joins a coalition of 25 human rights organisations calling for his immediate release.

Egypt – Ahmed Douma: 10 years of arbitrary detention

December 13, 2022

MENA Rights Group joins NGOS in urging Egyptian authorities to immediately release Douma and all those arbitrarily detained in Egypt.

Joint Statement at NGO Committee consultation with ECOSOC accredited NGOs

December 13, 2022

On December 13, 2022, MENA Rights Group supported a joint statement delivered by the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) before the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), expressing serious concern over actions by ECOSOC Member States, including excessive and arbitrary delay in granting consultative status to NGOs. 

Continued repression of Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights staff

November 30, 2022

MENA Rights Group joins NGOs in urging foreign embassies and the European Union Delegation to Egypt to call on the authorities to end reprisals against human rights defenders, including staff of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.

Joint NGO letter to Saudi embassies regarding the disappearance of Mohammed al-Qahtani

November 23, 2022

The undersigned civil society organisations are writing to you to express their grave concern for the wellbeing of detained human rights defender Dr. Mohammed al-Qahtani, who has been subjected to enforced disappearance since 24 October 2022. We urge you to convey to your government the calls to disclose his whereabouts and to release him immediately and unconditionally.

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Risk of refoulement of asylum seeker in cooperation with Algerian authorities would mark a dangerous turning point for human rights for Tunisia

November 16, 2022

The undersigned organizations express their deep concern at the risk of refoulement of an Algerian asylum seeker - Zakaria Hannache - present in Tunisia since August 2022. Tunisian authorities must under no circumstances repeat the dangerous precedent set by the kidnapping and refoulement of Algerian refugee Slimane Bouhafs on 25 August, 2021, about which no investigation has been opened to date in Tunisia.