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25 June 2014 |

Demand the release of recently sentenced Al Jazeera staff

Demand the release of recently sentenced Al Jazeera staff More than 100 groups and individuals worldwide call on Egyptian President el-Sisi to remove the unjust sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists.
12 June 2014 |

Rights groups condemn 15-year sentences for Egyptian protesters

Rights groups condemn 15-year sentences for Egyptian protesters
The harsh sentence handed down in absentia by the Cairo Criminal Court against Alaa Abdel Fattah, Ahmed Abdel Rahman, Wael Metwally and 22 others is a severe violation of the right to a fair trial.
11 June 2014 |

Renewed call for release of jailed Bahraini journalists

Ahead of the United Nations Human Rights Council's 26th Session, ten free speech and human rights organisations called for the release of Bahraini journalists Hussain Hubail and Qassim Zain Aldeen.
9 April 2014 |

Concern for Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja's health on third anniversary of his arrest in Bahrain

Concern for Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja's health on third anniversary of his arrest in Bahrain Former president and co-founder of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja was sentenced to life in prison in June 2011. He continues to be denied adequate medical attention and suffers from severe medical complications as a result of his mistreatment in detention.
17 March 2014 |

Free key rights defenders held in violation of international standards in Syria

Free key rights defenders held in violation of international standards in Syria The government of Syria should immediately and unconditionally release the arbitrarily detained human rights defender Mazen Darwish and his colleagues Hani Al-Zitani and Hussein Ghareer, 61 human rights organizations said on 17 March 2014.
21 February 2014 | Syria

Rights defenders in Syria continue to be targeted because of their work

On 17 February 2014, the home of detained human rights defender Khalil Ma’touq in Damascus was raided by security forces. His daughter, Ranim an art student, was arrested and his 17 year old son was beaten during the raid.
18 February 2014 | Morocco

Rights groups call for charges against Moroccan editor Ali Anouzla to be dropped

Rights groups call for charges against Moroccan editor Ali Anouzla to be dropped Journalist and editor Ali Anouzla was arrested on 17 September 2013 in connection with a 13 September news article published on the Arabic edition of news website Lakome. Ahead of a Rabat court hearing scheduled on 18 February, local and international rights organisations came together to call for the charges against him to be dropped.
23 January 2014 |

Release Alaa Abd El Fattah and all those unjustly detained in Egypt

Release Alaa Abd El Fattah and all those unjustly detained in Egypt Following the criminalisation of peaceful protest in Egypt in November 2013, 57 organisations and individuals release joint statement against arrests of Egyptian bloggers and political activists.
2 January 2014 | Egypt

Egyptian activists Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel, and Ahmed Douma sentenced to 3 years in jail

Egyptian activists Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel, and Ahmed Douma sentenced to 3 years in jail On 22 December 2013, the Abdeen Court in Egypt issued a verdict against three activists who were integral to the 25 January revolution to three years in jail and a 50,000 Egyptian pounds [US$7180] fine.
11 December 2013 | Syria

Human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh and 3 colleagues abducted in Syria

Human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh and 3 colleagues abducted in Syria Four Syrian activists abducted in the Damascus suburbs, apparently in relation to their humanitarian work, must be released immediately and unconditionally, 16 human rights organisations said on 11 December 2013.
5 December 2013 | Tunisia

Tunisia's constitution should be a model to protect free expression in the region, say rights groups

Tunisia's constitution should be a model to protect free expression in the region, say rights groups Over 50 IFEX members and partners appeal to the civil society groups assisting in a consultation process with elected representatives to protect freedom of expression in the new Tunisian Constitution.
26 November 2013 | Syria

Urgent joint appeal for release of prisoners of conscience and all detainees in Syria

Organisations urge the Syrian government to not use the Anti-Terrorism Law or any other law to target human rights defenders, journalists, humanitarian workers and other peaceful activists. The Syrian government should also guarantee in all circumstances that human rights defenders in Syria are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions including judicial harassment.
20 November 2013 | Syria

Rights groups call on Syrian government to implement UN resolution

Rights groups call on Syrian government to implement UN resolution International and local human rights organisations are calling on the Syrian authorities to immediately implement the UN General Assembly resolution and release immediately and unconditionally Mazen Darwish, Hussein Ghareer, and Hani Al-Zitani as well as all human rights defenders in Syria.
19 November 2013 | Bahrain

End unfair imprisonment of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, eligible for early release

End unfair imprisonment of Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, eligible for early release A coalition of groups calls on the Bahraini government to free imprisoned human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, jailed since July 2012, who is eligible for conditional release by 29 November 2013.
18 November 2013 | Egypt

Egypt sentences 12 student protesters to 17 years in prison

Egypt sentences 12 student protesters to 17 years in prison Twelve students at the El Azhar university in Egypt where arrested on 30 October 2013 during demonstrations in which they were protesting the arrest of a number of their colleagues and expressing their opposition to the current Egyptian authority.
15 November 2013 | Bahrain

Coalition lawyer denied entry to Bahrain to observe rights defender's trial

Coalition lawyer denied entry to Bahrain to observe rights defender's trial Naji Fateel was sentenced to 15 years in prison for "the establishment of a group for the purpose of disabling the constitution." A lawyer representing regional human rights groups has been denied entry into the country in order to observe Fateel's appeal.
24 October 2013 | Egypt

New protest bill undermines Egyptians' right to meet, strike, and demonstrate

New protest bill undermines Egyptians' right to meet, strike, and demonstrate Egypt's new bill would go beyond restricting protests to curb Egyptians' freedom to engage in all forms of peaceful assembly.
10 October 2013 | Morocco

60 human rights groups call for release of Moroccan journalist

60 human rights groups call for release of Moroccan journalist In a second joint appeal, over 60 IFEX members and partners again call for the release of Moroccan journalist Ali Anouzla, after terrorism-related charges were laid against him.
7 October 2013 | Jordan

International free expression groups call for an end to Internet censorship in Jordan

International free expression groups call for an end to Internet censorship in Jordan IFEX members appeal to the King to end restrictions on news websites, nearly five months after Jordanian regulators blocked some 300 sites under a new licensing provision of the Press and Publications Law.
20 September 2013 | Morocco

Morocco urged to release editor arrested for reporting on Al-Qaeda video

Morocco urged to release editor arrested for reporting on Al-Qaeda video Over 60 organisations signed a joint appeal to Moroccan authorities to free editor Ali Anouzla, jailed on 17 September for posting a link to an Al-Qaeda video on his news website alongside an article critical of the video.


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