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Egypt | Free Expression & the Law | Freedom of Assembly

  • Egypt's Interior Ministry marks World Press Freedom Day by storming press syndicate
  • Egypt's Interior Ministry marks World Press Freedom Day by storming press syndicate

    As the syndicate celebrates its 75th year anniversary and just a few hours before World Press Freedom Day, a security force with the Interior Ministry raided the syndicate's headquarters, claiming to be executing an arrest warrant issued by the public prosecution against two journalists.

United Arab Emirates | Free Expression & the Law

Emirati academic reappears in court after 8 months of enforced disappearance

Nasser bin Ghaith’s next hearing is set to be held on 2 May 2016. Until then, he remains in secret detention, despite his claims of torture. Ghaith faces charges based on the broad provisions of the UAE’s Penal Code, cybercrime law, and 2015 counter-terror law; if convicted, he could receive a sentence of life in prison.

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