No climate justice without human rights roundtable

In cooperation with german parliament member Kathrin Henneberger and Euromed rights network, Egyptian Human Rights Forum  participated in the roundtable ” No climate Justice without Human Rights”. the roundtable discussed Human rights violations in Egypt and how german parliament members support the struggle for human rights and democratic transition in Egypt.

Speakers flagged the gruesome Egyptian authorities’ treatment of Alaa Abdelfatah and called for the release of political prisoners. Participants have shared their concerns regarding potential reprisal acts after COP27 towards human rights defenders and organizations in Egypt. Speakers have echoed the demands of the COP civic space human rights organizations coalition. 



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