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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 | Egypt

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
15 August 2013 | Egypt

Egyptian rights groups condemn use of lethal violence during recent protests

Egyptian rights groups condemn use of lethal violence during recent protests The Egyptian military's storming of two Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins in Cairo has left hundreds of citizens dead and thousands seriously injured.
3 July 2013 | Egypt

Anti-Morsi protests erupt across Egypt seeking his resignation

Anti-Morsi protests erupt across Egypt seeking his resignation The obstinate refusal of the presidency, the Muslim Brotherhood, and their partisans to respond to the demands of the Egyptian people has been posing a grave threat to civil peace, say local rights organisations.
27 June 2013 | Egypt

Journalist kidnapped, tortured while covering clashes in Egypt

Journalist kidnapped, tortured while covering clashes in Egypt Mohamed Heiza Bazid, a journalist for the Welad El Balad Foundation, was kidnapped and tortured while covering clashes between supporters and opponents to the Muslim Brotherhood on 26 June 2013. Protests have been erupting anew in Egypt as the anniversary of President Mohamed Morsi's one year in office draws near.
27 June 2013 | Egypt

One year into Morsi's rule, rights groups warn of alarming state of human rights in Egypt

One year into Morsi's rule, rights groups warn of alarming state of human rights in Egypt Ahead of the one-year anniversary of Mohamed Morsi's rule, 20 Egyptian rights organisations call on Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood to respect the principles of the democratic process that brought them to power in the first place.
16 June 2013 | Egypt

Egyptian rights lawyer sentenced to 5 years for defamation of religion

Egyptian human rights organisations have joined together to condemn the sentencing of Egyptian lawyer and activist Karem Saber to five years in prison for allegedly insulting religion.
13 June 2013 | Tunisia

Rights organisations call on National Assembly to amend Tunisia's draft constitution

Eighteen human rights organisations came together to support an open letter addressed by the Civil Coalition for the Defence of Freedom of Expression to the Chairman and members of the National Constituent Assembly in Tunisia, as they prepare to discuss the final draft of the constitution.
7 June 2013 | Egypt

Egyptian rights groups: Unjust ruling in NGO trial is a fatal blow to free expression

Twenty Egyptian organisations have come to gether to condemn in the strongest terms the verdict issued on June 4 by the Cairo Criminal Court which convicted 43 staff members of international NGOs in the so-called “foreign funding case.”
4 June 2013 | Egypt

Coptic Egyptian lawyer accused of defaming Islam sentenced to prison

Coptic lawyer Romani Murad Saad was sentenced to one year in prison in absentia after being accused of insulting Islam. He is the latest in an increasing number of defamation cases against Copts in Egypt.
31 May 2013 | Egypt

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood lays the foundations for a new police state

The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) and its political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), are currently seeking to curb the right to freedom of association through legal restrictions even more severe than those imposed by the Mubarak regime.
25 March 2013 | Egypt

Protests turn violent as Egyptians attacked based on affiliation

Egyptian human rights groups join forces to express concern over protests that have turned violent in Cairo's Muqattam district on 22 March 2013.
4 March 2013 | Tunisia

Death threats and attacks on freedom of expression intensify in Tunisia

Death threats and attacks on freedom of expression intensify in Tunisia Death threats, physical attacks, an emergence of hate speech and accusations of official censorship of critical media have escalated the perilous situation for freedom of expression in Tunisia, say over 20 IFEX members.
28 February 2013 | Egypt

Rights groups in Egypt call on Morsi to withdraw bill designed to repress them

Rights groups in Egypt call on Morsi to withdraw bill designed to repress them
The Egyptian government is repressing civil society organisations' right to freely carry out their activities by introducing a law that requires government approval of all foreign funding of domestic NGOs.


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