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Unjust enforcement of Counter-terrorism and Other Things Law sentences an Egyptian Leftist lawyer to 10 years in prison, bans him from using the Internet

13 April, 2017

Cairo: 13 April, 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Lawyer (ANHRI) condemned the ruling issued yesterday (Wednesday) by Alexandria Criminal Court sentencing in absentia rights lawyer “Mohamed Ramadan Abdel-Basit” to 10 years of imprisonment. The court also ordered the lawyer ...

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Egypt: Trial of media worker Azza Al-Henawy over insulting President charge postponed

3 April, 2017

The Disciplinary Court at the State Council ruled to adjourn the trial of media professional Azza Al-Henawy, into the case No. 474 of 58 (judiciary), known as the insulting of the President case, to the hearing of June 5, 2017. ...

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ANHRI: Imprisoning academic Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith deepens the human rights violations record in UAE

30 March, 2017

Cairo: 29 March, 2017 The Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said in a statement today, "We declare prisoner of conscience Academic Dr. Nasser Bin Ghaith has not received a fair trial and his sentence yesterday confirms how far human ...

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Egypt| 2 Judges who worked on an anti-torture draft law referred to disciplinary board

30 March, 2017

  Cairo: 30 March, 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said today, "Today's decision by the investigating judge to refer the two judges Asim Abdul Jabbar, deputy head of the Court of Cassation, and Hisham Raouf, the President of ...

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After sentencing 3 members of the former Journalists Syndicate Council, ANHRI confirms the justice system in Egypt needs revision

26 March, 2017

Cairo: 26 March, 2017   The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) denounced the unfair verdict handed down yesterday 25 March to the former journalists' syndicate head and two former members of the syndicate council to one year in prison for allegedly ...

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Egypt | Advocates for Egypt’s street children face unjust imprisonment

23 March, 2017

The undersigned political parties and NGOs call for the release of Aya Hijazi, her husband Mohammed Hassanein, and their six colleagues ahead of the court’s scheduled verdict on March 23rd.  The defendants have been held in provisional detention since 2014 ...

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ANHRI welcomes the Criminal Court ruling reversing the 2-year prison sentence against journalists in a publishing case

9 March, 2017

Cairo: 9 March, 2017  The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) welcomed today, the ruling of Kafr El Sheikh Criminal Court to reverse the two year prison sentence against Al-Wafd newspaper journalists, for allegedly insulting a public official in Kafr ...

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BAHRAIN: Human rights defender Nabeel Rajab re-arrested on other charges despite court order to temporarily release him

2 January, 2017

30 December 2016 – Despite a court’s decision to temporarily release Bahrain’s most prominent human rights  defender Nabeel Rajab in a Twitter case, he was immediately taken into custody on another investigation in relation to televised interviews dating back to 2015 and January 2016. The pending ...

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Kuwait: Cyber Crimes Law silencing dissent, as Sara Al-Drees remains subject to prosecution in ongoing trial, says coalition trial observation report

12 December, 2016

Kuwait’s Cyber Crimes Law has effectively silenced dissent in the country, and brought human rights defenders to trial, including blogger Sara Al-Drees, who faces up to five years in jail for a tweet. A trial observation report outlines the violations of ...

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Kuwait: Activist “Khalifa Ali Al-Hashash” arrested for publishing critical comments on “Twitter”

6 December, 2016

 Cairo: 6 December, 2016 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) today commended the Kuwaiti security forces' arrest of Kuwaiti reformist activist Khalifa Ali Al-Hashash for allegedly spreading false news against the backdrop of some comments published on the social networking ...

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