EuroMed Rights calls for Alaa Abd El-Fattah’s immediate release and urges the Court of Cassation to hear his appeal without further delay.
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EGYPT: Public Prosecution v. Alaa Abd El-Fattah and Twenty-two others (Final trial observation report)
Between 6 April 2014 and 23 February 2015, EuroMed Rights commissioned observers from the SIHRG to monitor hearings held in a criminal case brought by the General-Prosecutor of Egypt against Alaa Abd El-Fattah and 22 other persons.
Our organisations strongly condemn the ongoing judicial harassment against representatives of the Lebanese Centre for Human Rights (CLDH) for denouncing acts of arbitrary detention and torture.
Appendix 1 – Recent Political and Historical Background Appendix 2 – Judgment 11 June 2014 (English translation) Appendix 3 – The 2013 Protest Law Appendix 4 – Final judgment in Arabic Appendix 5 Final Judgment in English (translation)
The EMHRN and the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of FIDH and the OMCT, denounce the serious violations of the right to a fair trial during the last hearing against nine activists.
In an ongoing crackdown on dissent, Egypt’s Judiciary has levelled hefty prison sentences against Alaa Abdel Fattah and his co-defendants in a trial lacking the most basic standards of fairness.
Our organisations call for the release of nine Algerian labour rights defenders and denounce their arbitrary arrest, as their detention seems to only aim at sanctioning their human rights activities.
The EMHRN, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Front Line Defenders strongly condemn the two year jail sentence handed down by the appeal court for Yara Sallam and 23 other young activists.
The Special Chamber in Cairo heard from Alaa Abd El Fattah’s lawyer, in the ongoing Shura Council case, in which Alaa Abd El Fattah and 24 other activists have been charged under Egypt’s controversial Protest Law.
The latest hearings held in the case of Alaa Abdel Fattah and his co-defendants (known as the Shura Council case) demonstrated again the baseless charges held against the defendants.