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Several mathematics professors from across the world launched a website in solidarity with Dr. Laylā Suwayf in light of what her family has experienced since the arrest of her son ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ and daughter Sanāʾ Sayf. 
The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) has launched a campaign to write about human rights violations women experience in prison.  The campaign called “They are in Prison” lasts from December 6 to December 8. 
Eight human rights organizations repeated their demands for the immediate release of Coptic activist Rāmī Kāmil and the dropping of the trumped-up charges against him after an entire year since his arrest.  They also called for the end of mistreating Egyptian human rights defenders and especially...
Eight human rights organizations have condemned the string of abuses that the family of detained activist ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ have experienced.
In just a few days it will be the one-year anniversary of former Egyptian President Muḥammad Mursī’s death, which happened under murky circumstances during his trial and after he had been imprisoned for six years by the ruling military regime.
Egypt’s Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE), an independent rights organization, said on April 9 that it was suing the prime minister (PM) to allow prisoners to receive health supplies and hygiene products such as alcohol disinfectant gel, masks and gloves to help stop...
27 days have passed since the well-known leftist human rights activist ʿAlāʾ ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ began his hunger strike in Ṭurah prison, which is located in the south of Cairo.  al-Fattāḥ’s mother, the maths teacher at Cairo university and political activist, Laylā Suwayf, fights to bring medicine and...
Often international organizations intervene to defend activists and political opponents, who have been arrested and persecuted in some countries.  However, it is rare to hear these organizations opposing the social injustice that women in the East experience if the accusations directed towards them...
“To my siblings – I tried to find redemption and failed, forgive me. To my friends – the experience [journey] was harsh and I am too weak to resist it, forgive me. To the world – you were cruel to a great extent, but I forgive.” With these few words the queer activist Sarah Hegazy [Sārah Ḥijāzī]...
Egypt's public prosecutor said that Shādī Ḥabash died in Ṭura Prison due to alcohol poisoning. The death of the young artist came under unclear circumstances, placing responsibility for Shādī’s death on Shādī himself, in attempt to take away responsibility from the prison administration. The...

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