Lawyer Mahinour el-Massry is known by most political activists, and has always been outspoken as to the rights of detainees and political prisoners, with a history of activism in many labor movements, and on behalf of Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Egypt.
On 31 May 2015 the Court of Appeal in Raml sentenced Ms. Mahienour El-Massry, along with nine other activists, to one year and three months imprisonment on charges of, amongst others, “assaulting security forces”. She had been in preventive detention since the first appeal hearing on 11 May 2015.
In February 2015 El-Massry was sentenced to two years imprisonment on charges of “assaulting security forces” after, in March 2013, she and other lawyers went to Raml police station to provide legal assistance to three activists who were arrested and sent to the police by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (the “Raml police station” case). The lawyers were attacked by the police in the police station, and Ms. El-Massry was detained briefly before the Prosecution decided to release her and the others. Ms. Mahienour El-Massry was not detained after the issuance of the verdict, as she paid bail (approximately EUR 580) pending appeal.
On 28 March 2019, Lawyers for Lawyers submitted a report for the Universal Periodic Review of Egypt. This review will take place in October/November 2019. In the report, Lawyers for Lawyers highlighted that the Egyptian authorities do not always uphold the necessary guaranteesRead more
Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned about the arrests of several lawyers in Egypt. We expressed these concerns in a letter to the Egyptian authorities. According to public reports, members of the Nasr City Police Investigation Department and the National SecurityRead more
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