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IFEX calls on authorities in Egypt to drop their prosecution of prominent human rights defender Gamal Eid

IFEX, the global network of over 100 organisations dedicated to promoting and defending freedom of expression and information, calls on authorities in Egypt to immediately drop their politically-motivated prosecution of human rights defender Gamal Eid, describing it as the latest example of a sustained program of judicial harassment against him. Gamal Eid is a prominent

Bahrain: Rights groups call on authorities to release jailed academic Dr. Abduljalil AlSingace

Dr Abduljalil AlSingace, an imprisoned opposition activist and human rights defender, has been on hunger strike since 8 July 2021. He is protesting against persistent ill-treatment at the hands of Jau Prison authorities, the main prison in Bahrain, restrictions imposed during COVID-19 limiting prisoners contact to only five numbers, and to demand that a book

Belarus: UN experts will examine the arbitrary detention of NEXTA editor Raman Pratasevich

This statement was originally published on rsf.org on 28 July 2021. In a communique published on 28 July 2021, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and 6 other Human Rights and press freedom organisations announce the filing of a complaint to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on the case of Raman Pratasevich, to jointly

North Macedonia: Justice Minister introduces amendments to increase protection of journalists

This statement was originally published on europeanjournalists.org on 29 July 2021. Penalties for attacks on journalists will toughen in North Macedonia, Justice Ministry Bojan Maricic announced on 27 July 2021. The amendments to the Criminal Code are expected to be passed in the early autumn. The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) joined its affiliates in North

Saudi Arabia: Sudanese media personality sentenced to four years for critical tweets

This statement was originally published on hrw.org on 27 July 2021. 4-year sentence based on vague charges A Saudi court sentenced a Sudanese media personality and journalist to four years in prison on June 8, 2021, for “insulting the state’s institutions and symbols” and “negatively speaking about the kingdom’s policies” among other vague charges, Human Rights Watch

Egypt: Human rights defender Gamal Eid questioned in civil society case ten years later

This statement was originally published on anhri.info on 28 July 2021 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said, that yesterday Counselor Ali Mokhtar, the newly mandated investigative judge for case No. 173 of 2011, held the first investigation session with ANHRI’s director, lawyer Gamal Eid, 10 years after this fabricated politically motivated case

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