UAE: Academic Facing Speech Charges

Nasser bin Ghaith Has Spent 18 months in Pre-Trial Detention An Emirati academic facing charges that include his peaceful criticism of the Egyptian and Emirati authorities will have spent more than 18 months in detention by the time the next session of his trial takes place on February 22, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. Nasser bin Ghaith spent nine […]

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Egypt: Workers Charged over Protests

Drop Charges; Change Laws that Restrict Right to Organize, Strike Workers holding a banner shout slogans against the government during a protest near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on April 29, 2013. © 2013 Reuters Egyptian prosecutors should drop all charges against at least 26 workers who were arrested and charged in recent months in connection with peaceful strikes and […]

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Egypt: Mass Attack on Prisoners

(Beirut) – Egyptian Interior Ministry security forces stormed into prison cells attacking and injuring hundreds of political prisoners at Borg al-Arab Prison in Alexandria during the week of November 13, 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks came after prisoners protested poor conditions and humiliating treatment. Egypt’s prosecutor general should order a prompt and transparent investigation into the events […]

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