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.
Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the arrest and detention of human rights lawyer Mohamed Ramadan from Egypt. On 2 January 2019, we called upon the Egyptian authorities to immediately release Mohamed Ramadan and drop all the charges against him.Read more
On 15th May 2018, Egyptian lawyer Mr. Haytham Mohamadeen was arrested on charges of “aiding a terrorist organization to achieve its goals” and “calling for illegal protests.” Lawyers for Lawyers fears that the arrest of Haytham Mohamadeen might be connected to his legitimateRead more
On 24 January 2018 several dozens of lawyers demonstrated in front of the courthouse of The Hague as part of the eighth annual “Day of the Endangered Lawyer”, which this year focused on lawyers in Egypt. The purpose of thisRead more
According to our information, lawyer Mahienour El-Massry was acquitted on appeal by a court in Alexandria on 13 January 2018. It was reported that she was released on 16 January. On 18 November 2017, Mahienour El-Massry attended a session ofRead more