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“They are not welcome”.. Report on the Uyghur crisis in Egypt

Read full report in PDF   Prepared By: Mohamed Mostafa Researcher, Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) Mohamed Nagi Researcher, Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE)   Edited By: Mohamed Nagi   Report methodology In the preparation of this report, the two...

Letter from AFTE and ECRF to President of the National Council for Human Rights...

August 3rd, 2017 Mr. Mohamed Fayek President of the National Council for Human Rights 69 Giza St. next to the Saudi Arabian embassy Re: Fears of human rights violations against the Uyghur community detained in Torah prison and...

Letter from AFTE and HRW to Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb Concerning the Uyghur students

Ahmed El-Tayeb Grand Imam of al-Azhar University 1 Youssef Abbas St. Nasr City, Cairo Egypt Dear Sir, We are writing to you on behalf of Human Rights Watch and the Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression to ask you...

Besieged Universities: on student rights in Egyptian public universities post 2013

view full report in PDF The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, AFTE, has published a joint report with the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund, SAIH, on March 21st 2017. This collaboration...

Academic Freedom Bulletin (non-periodical) – Issue No. 6 December 2016

The bulletin was prepared by Mohamed Abdel Salam, a researcher at Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, and this issue covers the period from June 2016 to December 2016. view PDF Editorial Why the university lacks...

No Exit: Intimidation and Extortion Prevail with Increasingly Arbitrary Use of Travel Bans against...

View PDF The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) and the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) issued a joint report today on the increasing use of travel bans at Egyptian airports...

In Another Violation of Law and Academic Freedom, “Security Permission” Prevents a Lecturer in...

  The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) has followed the efforts of Mohamed Hassan Soliman, Lecturer at Ain Shams University, to obtain the University approval to his travel to the University of...

Suspects: the security harassment of foreign researchers in Egypt

Mohamed Abdel Salam academic freedom coordinator   Does the security establishment harass foreign researchers in Egypt? From the moment the body of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni was found, the Egyptian security apparatus has been suspected of involvement in...

Cairo University’s termination of academic Kholoud Saber’s scholarship in Belgium and ordering her to...

CAIRO UNIVERSITY’S DECISION DEMONSTRATES THE EROSION OF UNIVERSITY INDEPENDENCE AND ITS RELIANCE ON DICTATES OF MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION, WHICH ACTS AS A COVER FOR SECURITY INTERVENTION IN UNIVERSITIES The undersigned organizations strongly condemn Cairo...

Egyptian University Autonomy Day, the 9th of March: The Regression of Academic Freedom and...

The 9th of March marks the anniversary of the Egyptian University Autonomy Day; however, there is still considerable debate regarding the extent to which academic freedom and university autonomy standards are being upheld in...