Articles for Egypt

MENA Rights Group joined a coalition of 22 international and Egyptian NGOs in a joint-letter calling on the Egyptian authorities to end the hostage-like arrest of family members of Egyptian dissidents and activists.
MENA Rights Group joins over 100 civil society organisations in urging governments to take action on Egypt's human rights crisis by establishing and supporting a monitoring and reporting mechanism at the upcoming 46th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
On February 9, 2021, MENA Rights Group and a coalition of human rights organisations and lawyers submitted a letter to the embassies of the United States, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, and the United Kingdom, condemnings Egypt’s application of the “terrorist entities list” designation as a means to stifle freedom of speech. The letter is issued on the eve of an appeal hearing for political activist Ramy Shaath and former parliamentarian Ziad el Eleimy, who were added to the list last April.

We, the undersigned organizations, express our most profound concern over the severe deterioration of the health of Abeer Najed, a 47-year-old woman who has been detained since September 2018. During a visit by her family on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in Al-Qanater women's prison, her relatives noted that her face seemed to show swelling and that she was unable to walk without assistance.

As November 23, 2020 marked one year of solitary confinement for Ramy Kamel, a Coptic Egyptian human rights defender, 15 organizations urge American and European leaders to pressure Egyptian authorities to immediately release Ramy, lift all charges against him, and conduct effective investigations on allegations of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment against him.

The undersigned organisations strongly condemn the persecution of employees of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and Egyptian civil society by the Egyptian government. We urge the global community and their respective governments to do the same and join us in calling for the release of detained human rights defenders and a stop to the demonisation of civil society organisations and human rights defenders by government-owned or pro-government media.

(Paris, December 2, 2020) – French President Emmanuel Macron should strongly press Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to address human rights violations before his upcoming visit to Paris, particularly to release arbitrarily detained activists and human rights defenders.

In an open letter, over 50 NGOs call on the immediate and unconditional release of Karim Ennarah, Mohammed Basheer and Gasser Abdel-Razek from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).

To His Excellency Omar Marwan, Egyptian Minister of Justice:

Open Letter to the Egyptian Ministry of Justice

We, the undersigned, call for an open and transparent investigation into the jailing and death of Shady Habash, a 24-year-old filmmaker who died in custody earlier this month. Furthermore, we call on you to immediately release all artists and writers in pre-trial detention for merely exercising their fundamental right to freedom of expression.