Today, the Third Circuit for Misdemeanors of the Cairo Economic Court heard defense arguments in the case against Hossam Bahgat, Executive Director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, on charges of “insulting the Elections Authority,”
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Trial of Hossam Bahgat, executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) is set to resume tomorrow, Tuesday, 2 November, before the Cairo Economic Court.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) said today that the President's decision announced on 25 October to stop extending the state of emergency - imposed on all parts of the country since 2017 - is a positive step in the right directi
New report: External debt increases during first year of COVID-19 pandemic, each Egyptian indebted by $900
On August 31, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights published a new periodic report titled “COVID-19 and external debt in 2020: Pandemic-induced borrowing.” The most recent issue of the series on foreign debt, which EIPR has published since
Today, 29 September 2021, marks two years since Egyptian human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer's arrest, meaning the length of his pretrial detention has now reached the maximum allowed under Egyptian law.
The undersigned organisations condemn the decision of the State Security Supreme Prosecution (SSSP) to indict Patrick Zaki, the researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), on charges of “spreading false news inside and outsid
10 rights groups stand in solidarity with members of the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms referred to Emergency Court
Ten human rights organizations today said they stood in full solidarity with leaders and members of the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms, whose trial begins this Saturday, 11 September, before an Emergency State Security Criminal Cour
A Cairo court is scheduled to begin the trial of Hossam Bahgat, Executive Director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), on Tuesday, 7 September, for “insulting the National Elections Authority (NEA)”.
On International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, rights organizations call for ending impunity and ensuring accountability for the crime in the MENA region
Today, on the occasion of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, we the 33 undersigned local, regional, and international organizations, associations, and networks come together to highlight the dramatic and persistent na
Tunisia: Human rights organizations commend civil society for forming a working committee to follow up on situation in Tunisia
The undersigned human rights organizations stand in solidarity with Tunisian civil society, following the decision of President of Tunisia Kais Saied to take unprecedented exceptional measures, announced on July 25, 2021.
The undersigned rights organizations condemn the ongoing detention of ten Egyptian citizens belonging to Nubian civic associations in Saudi Arabia.
Egypt: On International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, First Step to Combating Torture is Accountability
Coinciding with the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the undersigned independent human rights organizations condemn the Egyptian government’s systematic practice of torture against prisoners in the country.
Call for the immediate disclosure of the whereabouts and fate of former parliamentarian, Mustafa Al-Naggar, after 1,000 days of enforced disappearance Joint statement
The Public Prosecution orders Hossam Bahgat’s release and charges him with insulting the election commission, and publishing false news of electoral fraud
Hossam Bahgat, EIPR executive director, appeared today at the Public Prosecutor’s office in Rehab city to be questioned in a new case opened against him (case number 35/2020). After questioning, the prosecution ordered Bahgat’s release without ba
Egypt: Moratorium on executions is imperative as unjust death sentence upheld in Rabaa Dispersal Case
The undersigned human rights organizations condemn the Court of Cassation’s 14 June verdict upholding the death sentence against twelve leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Case no. 2985 of 2015, known as the Rabaa Dispersal Case.
Update: Summons of @EIPR executive director Hossam Bahgat to the Public Prosecutor’s Office has now been moved up to Wednesday 16 June
Egypt: Hope Coalition detainees must be immediately released, after nearly two years of wrongful imprisonment
Urgent Action Needed to Address Serious Concerns Raised by UN Rights Bodies
Egyptian human rights organizations condemn Referring researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy to the Emergency Supreme State Security Court and demand his unconditional release
The evictions carried out by the Israeli authorities in Sheikh Jarrah and other old neighborhoods in East Jerusalem are a clear and explicit violation of international law, which may amount to “war crimes” as described by the spokesperson for United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville. The signatory organizations denounce the position of US President Biden’s administration regarding the attacks that may amount to crimes against humanity committed by Israel against Palestinian civilians in the occupied territories.