AFTE’s Newsletter: August 2021

Date : Tuesday, 31 August, 2021
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During the last month (August), the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) monitored the state and problems of freedom of thought and expression in Egypt. Through the activities of the various units, AFTE issued papers that take a deeper look at some of the issues of freedom of thought and expression currently raised, and also provided legal aid in cases related to freedom of thought and expression.

 

1. Publications: 

AFTE Issued a paper titled “Public Prosecution and digital transformation: An introduction to mass surveillance of the internet“, in which it discusses the surveillance practiced by the Egyptian Public Prosecution through the Communication, Guidance and Social Media Department (CGSMD), of internet and social media users, under the pretext of protecting national security and values of the Egyptian family.

 

 

AFTE also issued the second paper of The Internet and the Law in Egypt Series, titled “Digital media“, in which it presents an analysis of the Law on Combating Information Technology Crimes No. 175 of 2018, the Press and Media Regulation Law No. 180 of 2018, as well as Law of Regulating Communications No. 10 of 2003, as well as reading reports and statements issued by the Supreme Council for Media Regulation (SCMR).

 

 

2. Statements: 

– In parallel with the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, AFTE, and 32 human rights organizations issued a statement titled “Human Rights Organizations Call for Action to Address Enforced Disappearances and Impunity Across MENA“, to highlight the dramatic and persistent nature of enforced disappearances in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the accompanying impunity enjoyed by perpetrators of these crimes throughout the region.

3. Legal Aid: 

AFTE and ANHRI appeal against the refusal to grant Dr. Manar Al-Tantawi her professorship
Criminal Court orders 45 Extra Days of Detention for “Nour Al-Din Shaker
Criminal Court orders to release “Mostafa Zaghloul
Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of “Marwa Arafa” for 45 Extra Days
The Supreme State Security Prosecution resumes investigations with “Mohamed Oxygen
Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of “Ahmed Mohammad Abu Khalil” for 45 Extra Days
AFTE and “Ahmed Ragheb law firm” appeal against the verdict against “Sherry Hanem” and “Zomoroda
AFTE files grievance to the Public Prosecutor to allow researcher Waleed Salem to travel
Criminal Court Orders 45 Extra Days of Detention for “Kholoud Saied Amer
AFTE and “Ahmed Ragheb law firm” appeal against the verdict against “Mawaddah al-Adham
Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of Quranist blogger “Reda Abdel Rahman” for 45 Extra Days

 

 

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