Lawyer Mahienour el-Massry released
On 21 September 2014, the Court of Appeal in Alexandria accepted the petition to quash human rights lawyer Mahienour el-Massry’s sentence. She was released the very same day.
El-Massry was sentenced on 2 January, 2014 (in her absence) to a two year prison sentence and a fine of 50.000 Egyptian pounds (about 5.000 Euros), on allegations of violating the protest law, “assaulting security forces”, and “protesting without a permit”. On 20 July 2014, her sentence was reduced to a 6 months prison sentence and a fine of 50.000 Egyptian pounds.
The sentencing referred to events occurred on 2 December 2013, when Mahienour El-Massry took part in a peaceful solidarity demonstration in front of Alexandria Criminal Court during the fourth hearing session in the case of Khaled Saeed, an activist and icon of the 25 January revolution, who was murdered by plain-clothed police officers.
On 25 June 2014, El-Massry was awarded the 19th Ludovic Trarieux human rights prize.
Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the release of Mahienour El-Massry. L4L will continue to follow El-Massry closely.
Meer nieuws uit Egypt
Egyptian lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer receives presidential pardon
Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that Mohammed El-Baqer, an Egyptian human rights defender and lawyer and Director of Adalah Centre for Rights and Freedoms, received a presidential pardon on 19 July 2023 in criminal case 1228 of 2021. Mr.Lees verder
Mohamed El-Baqer’s wife arrested after expressing concerns about his injuries.
In the morning of 17 April, Mohamed El-Baqer’s wife, Neama Hisham, was arrested from her home and taken to an unknown location. She visited her husband the day before and expressed concerns about his injuries that resulted from an attackLees verder
The Human Rights Committee publishes Concluding Observations on Egypt’s fifth periodic report
Lawyers for Lawyers welcomes the news that on March 20th 2023, the Human Rights Committee adopted its concluding observations regarding the implementation of the ICCPR in Egypt. The Committee specifically points out the issue of intimidation of lawyers and sharesLees verder
Egyptian lawyers Hoda Abdel Moneim, Tarek Al-Silkawi, Ezzat Ghoneim and Mohammed Abu Horeira sentenced to imprisonment
Lawyers for Lawyers received the news that Egyptian lawyers Hoda Abdel Moneim, Tarek Al-Silkawi, Ezzat Ghoneim and Mohammed Abu Horeira have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms. On 5 March 2023, the four Egyptian lawyers were sentenced to between 5Lees verder