CIVIL SOCIETY

  • UAE: Speech Charges Violate Academic’s Rights

    UAE: Speech Charges Violate Academic’s Rights

    13 October,2016

    Nasser bin Ghaith Held Incommunicado for 9 Months 
    (Beirut, October 13, 2016) – United Arab Emirates authorities have violated basic rights in their prosecution of the Emirati academic Nasser bin Ghaith, a coalition of nine human rights organizations said today. Bin Ghaith faces charges stemming from his peaceful criticism of Egyptian and Emirati authorities. Authorities also accuse him […]

     
  • ANHRI Condemns Negad al-Borai’s detention at Cairo Airport for two hours upon his return from Jordan

    ANHRI Condemns Negad al-Borai’s detention at Cairo Airport for two hours upon his return from Jordan

    03 October,2016

    Cairo: 3 October, 2016
    The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) has deprecated the detention of human rights lawyer Negad al-Borai for two hours at the airport during his return to Cairo today dawn (3 October 2016), and deemed it as “a continuation of the police measures in cracking down on rights lawyers, stifling the public […]

     
  • Decision to freeze assets of lawyer and ANHRI director Gamal Eid is a political decision and will not end our exposure of human rights violations

    Decision to freeze assets of lawyer and ANHRI director Gamal Eid is a political decision and will not end our exposure of human rights violations

    18 September,2016

    Cairo: 18 September, 2016
    The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said today: “Cairo Criminal Court’s decision to freeze the assets of lawyer Gamal Eid- ANHRI’s director- is considered as a political and illegal decision, which will not halt our work of exposing human rights violations and particularity defending the large number of prisoners of […]

     
  • Hearing to Review Rights Activists’ Asset Freeze over Civil Society Case Postponed to August 18

    Hearing to Review Rights Activists’ Asset Freeze over Civil Society Case Postponed to August 18

    17 July,2016

    Cairo Criminal Court, convened today at Zenhom, postponed the hearing to review the asset freeze of human rights lawyer and activist Gamal Eid and journalist Hossam Baghat, along with four others (Bahey Eddin Hassan, Mostafa al-Hassan, Abdel Hafez Tayel and Salah Al-Din Hussien), in connection with the case No. 173/2011, publicly known as “Civil Society”.
    In […]

     
  • Saudi Arabia: Human rights violators should not be allowed to remain on the UN Human Rights Council

    Saudi Arabia: Human rights violators should not be allowed to remain on the UN Human Rights Council

    13 July,2016

     13-July-2016
    The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) call upon the United Nations General Assembly to suspend the membership rights of Saudi Arabia in the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), and to ensure it is not elected to another term based on its poor human rights record.
    Human […]

     
  • Media freedom mechanism in the Arab region requires consultation and independence

    Media freedom mechanism in the Arab region requires consultation and independence

    12 April,2016

    The undersigned Arab group members of IFEX have studied the document issued by the consultative meeting held in November 2015 in Rabat, Morocco, on the regional initiative for the formation of a special mechanism to support media freedom in the Arab region. The initiative, launched in October 2014, concerns what it described as “the key […]

     
  • Background on Case No. 173 – the “foreign funding case” Imminent Risk of Prosecution and Closure

    Background on Case No. 173 – the “foreign funding case” Imminent Risk of Prosecution and Closure

    23 March,2016

    Monday 21 March 2016

     The independent human rights community in Egypt is at unprecedented risk. The recent imposition of travel bans, asset freezes as well as the interrogation of NGO staff by investigative judges illustrate a clear plan to prosecute the entire independent human rights movement. If the prosecution goes ahead, it will lead to the […]

     
  • Jordan: ANHRI Demands the Release of Activist “Omar Zorba”

    Jordan: ANHRI Demands the Release of Activist “Omar Zorba”

    16 September,2015

     
     Cairo: 16 September, 2015
    The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), today, denounced the imprisonment of activist “Omar Zorba” for one week due to a lawsuit that was lodged by former PM Nader Al- Dahabi, accusing Zorba of defamation because of posting a comment on his Facebook account. That post has criticized the flagrant lavishness […]

     
  • ANHRI Files Complaint to Public Prosecutor, Calling for Enforcing the Law to Release Shawkan

    ANHRI Files Complaint to Public Prosecutor, Calling for Enforcing the Law to Release Shawkan

    16 September,2015

     
    Cairo: 16 September, 2015
    The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), yesterday, filed a communiqué registered under no. 16548 of 2014 (public prosecutors, petitions) to the public prosecutor; calling on the public prosecution in its capacity as an executive body to enforce the law and release the photojournalist who has been detained since the 14th […]

     
  • Joint Statement by the  Martin Ennals Award Jury

    Joint Statement by the Martin Ennals Award Jury

    15 September,2015

    United Arab Emirates:Lift travel ban on 2015finalist Ahmed Mansoor, urges Martin Ennals Award Jury
    Ten human rights groups represented in the Martin Ennals Award Jury today called on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities to lift the travel ban imposed on Ahmed Mansoor, one of the three human rights defenders nominated for the 2015 Award, and […]