Ms. Azza Soliman, a human rights lawyer and founder of the Centre for Egyptian Women Legal Aid (CEWLA), and member of the Executive Committee of the WHRD MENA Coalition, intended to travel from Egypt to Jordan in order to participate in a training for the Mushawah movement, an organization promoting equity within the Muslim community, when she was informed by the authorities that she was banned from travelling. This followed a judicial order instructed that same day by the investigative judge in the case No. 173/2011, commonly known as “NGOs foreign funding case”, which also ordered the freezing of her personal as well as her law firm’s assets. On 7 December 2016, she was arrested at her home and interrogated as part of an ongoing investigation in the foreign funding case. She was released the same day on bail pending investigations. Azza Soliman is still under a travel ban.
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
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
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
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