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EIPR presents the government and parliament with executive and legislative proposals to guarantee the basic rights of people of “unrecognized” religions and beliefs in Egypt
The undersigned human rights organizations denounce the ruling on 11 January by the Egyptian Court of Cassation upholding the imprisonment of human rights defender Amal Fathy with a one-year prison sentence including time served, in case no.
EIPR called on the Court of Cassation to promptly set a hearing for the criminal case appeal No.
January 08, 2022: Today the undersigned non-governmental organizations celebrate the release of Ramy Shaath, a valiant human rights defender who has inspired many in the Palestinian and Egyptian rights communities with his bravery and courage.
The Muharram Bey Emergency State Security Misdemeanors Court in Alexandria, ruled last Wednesday, December 28th, acquitting the 13 defendants in Emergency State Security Misdemeanor No.
The Alexandria Administrative Court ruled yesterday, December 27th 2021, by refusing to oblige the Alexandria Governorate to allocate lands to be used as cemeteries for people other than followers of the three religions and for the benefit of cit
The undersigned human rights organizations condemn the Emergency State Security Court’s verdict, on 20 December, of five years’ imprisonment for activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and four years in prison for human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer and blogg
Tomorrow, Monday, December 20th, the Emergency State Security Misdemeanors Court will convene to issue its verdict in Case No. 1228/2021 (the Fifth Settlement Emergency State Security Misdemeanor).
Haider Kandil, a journalist and member of the Shiite sect, told the EIPR's researchers that the Cairo airport authorities prevented him from traveling on the morning of Saturday, December 11th, seized his passport and ordered him to go to the Nati
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) expresses its gratitude to all who stood in solidarity with it and its researcher, Patrick Zaki, for demanding his freedom during 22 months of imprisonment.
Today, Tuesday, December 7th, the Emergency State Security Misdemeanors Court, second division, Mansoura, will resume, after lifting a state of emergency last October, the trial sessions of Patrick George Zaki, a researcher at the Egyptian Initiat
On December 3, 2021, Ahmed Douma, writer, political activist and one of the most prominent symbols of the January 2011 revolution, enters his eighth year of arbitrary detention, against the background of his political activism and his relentless p
On Saturday, November 27, 2021 Zagazig Criminal Court decided to renew the detention of Quranic blogger Reda Abdel Rahman for 45 days, pending investigations in Case No. 3418 of 2020.
Today, more than a year has passed since the start of the unprecedented security attack on the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, which saw the arrest, within one week, of its executive director, Gasser Abdel Razek, its managing director, Mo
*Update on 29 November 2021
Hossam Bahgat, director of EIPR, sentenced to a fine of 10,000 pounds for “insulting the elections authority”
EIPR renews its demands for the release of Coptic activist Ramy Kamel, head of the Maspero Youth Foundation for Human Rights, and the dropping of all charges fabricated against him without evidence, two years after his arrest on November 23, 2019,
On November 20, 2021, the Diarb Negm Misdemeanor Court acquitted Tariq Youssef Mustafa, a member of the Constitution Party, in Case No. 15536 of 2021, Diarb Negm misdemeanor, in which he was accused of evading precautionary measures.
(Beirut) – Egyptian authorities should cease the harassment and persecution of prominent human rights defender and journalist, Hossam Bahgat, who faces abusive charges intended to punish