Egypt: End arbitrary detention, Free them all

Twelve Egyptian activists have been on hunger strike since early February 2022 in protest of their prolonged pre-trial detention at Tora Prison Complex. Among them, Abdelrahman Tarek (Moka), Ahmed Maher (Rigo), Galal El Beheriy, and Walid Shawky started hunger strikes to protest their unlawful imprisonment. On 8 March, Walid Shawky ended his hunger strike. Their […]

Biden Administration’s Decision to Reprogram Military Aid to Egypt Is Necessary but Insufficient

Following the January 30 deadline, the Biden administration decided that it will reprogram $130 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Foreign Military Financing (FMF) originally intended for the brutal government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The United States had withheld this military aid since mid-September of last year pending the Egyptian government’s fulfillment of […]

EGYPT: AUTHORITIES MUST REPEAL THE OUTRAGEOUS NGO LAW

Statement from EuroMed Rights and several organisations concerned about the survival of independent civil society organisations in Egypt.   In response to reports that the Egyptian government has decided to delay by six months the deadline requiring civil society organisations (CSOs) to register under the repressive 2019 NGO law by 11 January 2022 or face […]

Joint letter: Human Rights Concerns Following the US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue

November 23, 2021 Human Rights Concerns Following the US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue   Dear Secretary Blinken, Our organizations write to you in response to the disappointing US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue held on November 8-9 in Washington, DC. In the days leading up to the dialogue, the State Department both publicly and privately committed to elevate human rights […]

Egypt: End Harassment of Rights Defender

Verdict on Hossam Bahgat Speech Charges Due November 29 Egyptian authorities should cease the harassment and persecution of prominent human rights defender and journalist, Hossam Bahgat, who faces abusive charges intended to punish him solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression and his human rights activism, 45 human rights organizations said today. The […]

JOINT STATEMENT: REGENI TRIAL MUST CONTINUE DESPITE EGYPT’S FAILURE TO COOPERATE

The undersigned organizations express profound concern at the recent developments in the trial of Egyptian officials over the torture and murder of Giulio Regeni. The trial must not be disrupted by the failure of Egyptian authorities to collaborate in the investigation. The first court session in the trial against General Sabir Tariq, Colonels Athar Kamel […]

Egypt: Decade-long prosecution of Case 173 must end if there is to be genuine progress on human rights tied to US military aid

The undersigned organizations call on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and completely dismiss Case no. 173 of 2011, the part targeting Egyptian human rights organizations. The undersigned urge the authorities to stop fabricating additional charges against human rights defenders and organizations. With the case now ongoing for over a decade, the Egyptian authorities have admitted […]