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Letter to doctors syndicate

To the complaints committee Egyptian Doctors’ syndicate Kasr Al Aini Street Dar El Hekma Dear Dr. Greetings. The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE), an Egyptian institution working on human rights since 2006, wishes to…

Letter to Higher Media Council

January 2018 Mr. Makram Mohamed Ahmed Head of the Higher Council for Media Regulation Radia and TV building, Maspero Nile corniche – Cairo Subject: Situation of imprisoned journalists in Egypt. The Association for Freedom of Thought and…

Osama A-Bashbishi

Name: Osama Gaber Mohamed (Osama A-Bashbishi) Occupation: Journalist Place of work: Baladi news agency Date of arrest: 26 September 2016 Legal status: Precautionary detention, renewable by Cairo criminal court Place of detention: Tora…

Hamdi El Zaim

Name: Hamdi Mokhtar Elzaim (Hamdi El Zaim) Occupation: Journalist Place of work: Elnaba’a newspaper Date of arrest: 26 September 2016 Legal status: Precautionary detention renewable by Cairo criminal court Place of detention: Tora…

Samhi Mostafa

Name: Samhi Mostafa Ahmed Abdelalim (Samhi Mostafa) Occupation: Executive director Place of work: Rassd news network Date of arrest: 25 August 2013 Referral to criminal court: April 2014 First sentence by criminal court: Life, on 11 April…

Shawkan

Name: Mahmoud Abdel Shakour Abu Zeid (Shawkan) Occupation: Photojournalist Place of work: Demotex press agency Date of arrest: 14 August 2013 Date of referral to criminal court: 11 August 2015 Legal status: On trial and in Precautionary…

Sabry Anwar

Name: Sabry Anwar Mohamed Abdelhalim Occupation: Journalist, El Badil website Date of arrest: 21 February 2016 Place of detention: Gamasa prison Legal status: Renewed detentions by Damietta prosecution Case number: 205/2015 He was arrested…