Egyptian human rights organizations condemn Referring researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy to the Emergency Supreme State Security Court and demand his unconditional release

June 1, 2021 The undersigned organizations condemn the referral of researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy, a master’s student at the Central European University in Austria (CEU), to the urgent trial before the Emergency Supreme State Security Court, in Case 774/2021. The undersigned organizations demand closing this case, and releasing Santawy immediately, so that he can resume […]

Human rights organizations call on Egyptian authorities to stop trials of TikTok content creators and to guarantee freedom of expression

  Human rights organizations call on Egyptian authorities to stop trials of TikTok content creators and to guarantee freedom of expression 18 May 2021 The undersigned human rights organizations condemn the continued prosecution and trial of TikTok and Likee content creators, demanding that the Egyptian authorities stop these trials, release these defendants, and close these […]

On the 20th anniversary of the Queen Boat incident The Egyptian government should stop prosecuting and harassing LGBTIQ+ individuals and make public space for organizations working with LGBTIQ+ people

  On the 20th anniversary of the Queen Boat incident The Egyptian government should stop prosecuting and harassing LGBTIQ+ individuals and make public space for organizations working with LGBTIQ+ people   On May 11, 2021 In a context where Egyptian police routinely prosecute and arrest LGBTIQ+ people by using fabricated charges such as “immorality,” “incitement […]

Tunisia: Rights groups call on authorities to safeguard the right to independent public media

The undersigned NGOs welcome the Tunisian government’s decision to withdraw its nomination of a controversial political appointment as director general of the country’s national news agency, Tunis Africa Press (TAP), and express their support to Tunisians’ right to independent public media, committed to ethical journalism. They strongly condemn, however, the 13 April police attack on […]

Egypt: 74 NGOs urge Egyptian Authorities to Release Researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy

  Egypt: 74 NGOs urge Egyptian Authorities to Release Researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy We, the undersigned 74 organizations, call upon the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release 29-year-old student and researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy, who has been arbitrarily detained since 1 February 2021 on bogus terrorism-related charges. The undersigned organizations further call on the […]