In December, the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) monitored the state and problems of freedom of thought and expression in Egypt. Through its various units’ activities, AFTE issued statements, reports, undersigned several joint statements, and published videos that take a deeper look at some of the issues of freedom of thought and expression currently raised and provided legal aid in cases related to freedom of thoughts and expression.
Problems of getting access to information in “Supreme State Security” cases paper relies on the legal analysis of the articles of the Criminal Procedures Law and the law regulating the legal profession in Egypt. It reviews international covenants related to the right to a fair trial. It also reviews the problems that AFTE’s Legal Aid Unit team faced before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, as well as the investigations the prosecution conducted with activists Alaa Abdel-Fattah, Mohamed Al-Baqer and Mohamed Ibrahim (Oxygen).
Egyptian judicial rulings and freedom of information paper relies on the legal analysis of judicial rulings related to the right to freedom of information and review the development of constitutional texts related to that right; it also highlights the importance to issue a comprehensive law to regulate freedom of information
2. Joint Statements
In December, Egyptian activist Ahmed Douma entered his 10th year in arbitrary detention. The undersigned individuals, groups, and organizations to this statement urge the Egyptian authorities to immediately release Douma and all those arbitrarily detained in Egypt.
With the Egyptian Authorities’ crackdown on the LGBTQA+ community, AFTE calls on the authorities to stop the violations against them and allow them freedom of expression. Share your opinion on #MyGenderIdentityIsPride
Despite exceeding the maximum period of pretrial detention, Ahmed AlTohamy has been in pre-trial detention for more than two years, without committing an actual crime. We demand the release of Tohamy, and the #academics imprisoned in remand, whether for carrying out their work or expressing their critical opinions on some public policies. blog with us on #AcademicsBehindBars
Egyptian Women’s suffering increases, Especially if they choose a lifestyle that contradicts society’s perceptions of how a woman should be, and it may get even worse and lead to job loss. This is what happened with Mona AlPrince, who was dismissed from her job as a professor at Suez University, and the judiciary upheld the decision to dismiss her. Share your thoughts on #AcademicFreedomIsRight
On International Human Rights Day, we share this video wondering for how long will Egyptians be deprived of their right to Freedom Of Expression and exchange of information as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Egyptian Constitution.
Worse than the maximum security Scorpion Prison, What is happening inside Badr Prison, where at least three deaths have been reported since it was inaugurated? Why were detainees in prison denied visits? Watch the video, and join the discussion on #Their_Right_Is_Human_Dignity
Marwa Arafa is spending her third year in Pretrial detention, away from her daughter and family, and exceeding the legal period of pretrial detention. A heavy price she pays for expressing her opinion. Share your comments on the hashtag #FreeMarwaArafa.
Between the Ban and suspension decisions and the Supreme Council for Media Regulations’ decisions to control global Streaming Platforms. Where is the freedom of creativity in Egypt is heading? Join us blogging on #NoCreativityWithoutFreedom
Why was Badr arrested again after he was released as a minor? Badr has spent more than two years in detention without committing an actual crime. His young daughter was born and is spending her childhood away from her father, who is illegally detained awaiting the verdict in his retrial proceedings. Join us on #FreeBadrMohammed
Marwa Arafa exceeds two years in Pretrial Detention; why do the authorities refuse to release her?Follow us on #FreeMarwaArafa for more information about the translator, who has been imprisoned since April 2020 until now.
Suspending singers and determining how they sing! Art-centric syndicates besiege creatives instead of providing a prospering environment and Media Regulations Council, in turn, besieges streaming platforms, Follow the hashtag and join us on Join us tweeting us on #NoCreativityWithoutFreedom
Arrested in 2013 when he was 17, with no apparent reason. Badr did not imagine he would be arrested again without being released this time! For more information about Badr Mohamed, who has been held in pretrial #detention despite exceeding the legal period, Follow us on #FreeBadrMohamed