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Urgent Action Outcome: Human rights defender released

On 17 July, the Egyptian authorities provisionally released journalist and human rights defender Esraa Abdelfattah.

1st update on UA 145/20

Urgent Action Outcome: Human Rights Defenders Released

On 3 December 2020, Gasser Abdel Razek, Karim Ennarah and Mohamed Basheer were released and are now safely home.

1st update on UA 166/20

Urgent Action outcome: Musician released on probation

On 13 May 2019, 33-year-old musician Rami Sidky was released on probation after 374
days of pre-trial detention.

1st update on UA 27/19

Egypt: Three journalists arbitrarily detained

Three journalists are in detention under terrorism related charges and for "spreading false news", for their writings.

First UA: 175/19

First Update: Housing rights researcher in detention after enforced disappearance

A missing Egyptian housing rights researcher appeared in a court in Cairo are 167 days enforced disappearance.

First update on UA: 104/19

Urgent Action: Three politicians arbitrarily detained

Politicians and others have been arbitrarily detained over charges that relate to their peaceful political activities.

UA 107/19 Issued 08/08/2019

Urgent Action update: Uyghur woman held incommunicado for 2 years

Buzainafu Abudourexiti continues to be held in incommunicado detention after she was suddenly detained in March 2017.

1st Update on UA 222/17 Issued 29/07/2019

Urgent Action: Researcher forcibly disappeared

Ibrahim Ezz El-Din, a housing rights researcher with an NGO, was arrested by security forces and forcibly disappeared.

UA 104/19 Issued 26/07/2019

Urgent Action update: Arbitrarily detained couple remains held

Egyptian authorities have decided to imprison Ola al-Qaradawi over unfounded charges.

3rd Update on UA 206/17 Issued 11/07/2019

Urgent Action: Transgender woman held in all-male prison

19-year-old transgender woman human rights defender, arbitrarily detained in the all-male Mazra’at Tora prison.

UA 43/19 issued 09/04/2019