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.
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(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
Today, a full 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, Mohamed
The undersigned organizations condemn the decision by the Emergency State Security Misdemeanor Court on 8 November to adjourn proceedings in case no.
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) issued a policy paper entitled “Before and after Covid… the plight of Egyptian doctors”, which reviews the problems faced by physicians in particular and medical teams in general in Egypt, and pro
On Sunday, October 30th, the Mansoura Economic Misdemeanors Court ruled in the case of defamation and threats to the victim in an incident of mob sexual assault in the city of Meet Ghamr, which took place in December 2020.
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,”
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
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
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)”.
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
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.
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.
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