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6 July 2016 |

Algeria's alarming trend

Algeria's alarming trend Independent journalists and human rights defenders are feeling the wrath of the government, as arrests become increasingly common.
24 June 2016 |

Egypt: Civil society faces existential threat

Egypt: Civil society faces existential threat IFEX joins CIVICUS and other international NGOs to call on Egyptian authorities to address severe violations against human rights defenders.
23 March 2016 |

Human rights defenders face prosecution in unprecedented crackdown on NGOs

Human rights defenders face prosecution in unprecedented crackdown on NGOs In recent weeks, the Egyptian authorities have summoned human rights workers for questioning, banned them from travel and attempted to freeze their personal funds and family assets.
12 February 2016 |

Egypt: Travel bans used to silence human rights defenders' voices

Egypt: Travel bans used to silence human rights defenders' voices
IFEX joins EuroMed Rights and other groups in calling on the Egyptian government to immediately lift arbitrary travel bans on all human rights rights defenders and activists.
21 January 2016 |

NGOs to Morocco: Drop charges against journalist Ali Anouzla once and for all

NGOs to Morocco: Drop charges against journalist Ali Anouzla once and for all As one of the most respected Arab journalists in the region, Ali Anouzla's publications are renowned for their unequivocally pro-democracy editorial line that translates into a critical yet fair treatment of the real power holders in Morocco.
15 June 2015 |

Egypt's civil society facing renewed government crackdown

Egypt's civil society facing renewed government crackdown Ten international rights groups are calling for the repeal of a repressive 2002 associations law, which empowers the government to shut down any group virtually at will, confiscate its property, or block its funding.
30 August 2014 |

Egypt: Dissolution ultimatum for independent groups

Egypt: Dissolution ultimatum for independent groups Independent organizations in Egypt face a looming crackdown. The government has threatened to enforce a draconian associations law that became law 12 years ago, but has seldom been enforced.
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.
18 February 2014 |

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 |

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'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 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 |

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 |

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 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 |

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 |

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 |

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.


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