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The quarterly report on the state of freedom of expression in Egypt ( April...

View full report in PDF The situation of Freedom of Expression Report for the second quarter (April - June 2017) presents a general overview of the various developments witnessed by issues on which AFTE works....

Freedom of Media Program Semiannual Newsletter ( January – July 2017 )

Read the full Newsletter in PDF Introduction: No voice other than that of the government On May 24, the government began blocking a number of sites. Most of the blocking operations were directed against news sites...

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...

Criminal defamation restricts the freedom of press … the example of Ibrahim Eissa

view in PDF Cairo appellate prosecutor released journalist Ibrahim Eissa, editor of “Al Maqal” newspaper, after interrogating him in the legal complaint filed by the parliament speaker, Ali Abdel Al, accusing him of insulting the...

Alaa Abdel Fattah ..a prisoner banned from reading

Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a software engineer, is serving a five-year prison sentence, in Torah Liman Prison. Abdel Fattah began serving his sentence in October 2014, after the Cairo Criminal Court ruled in February 2014,...

Nadeem Center Forcibly Shut Down

Human Rights Groups Persevere in Their Advocacy Despite Escalating Repression The undersigned organizations unequivocally condemn the security forces’ raid Yesterday, February 9th 2017, on the Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and...

Freedom of Media Program “Semiannual News letter”

view PDF Violations against the press and media community have decreased during the previous 6 months parallel to a decrease in political activities and events. We recorded 134 case of violation ranging from arrest of...

(CIHRS) and (AFTE) appeal Interior Ministry decree which effectively transforming Egypt’s borders into prison...

• To advocate for the essential rights of all Egyptians, CIHRS and AFTE call upon civil society organizations to take legal action against Interior Minister Decree 2214/1994 by using the appended petition Days after issuing...

6 Political parties and 22 civil society organizations reject the new associations law

The undersigned political parties and civil society organizations condemn and reject the proposed law on civic associations drafted by parliamentary committees, because it effectively eradicates civil society and defers administration of it to the...