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

Urgent Action good news: Arbitrarily detained Egyptian activist released

Egyptian activist Islam Khalil was released on probation after more than a year in arbitrary detention.

4th update on UA 176/18 issued 04/04/2019

Urgent Action outcome: Death sentences commuted to life imprisonment

Egypt’s Supreme Military Court of Appeals formally accepted an appeal on two death sentences.

8th update on UA 91/16 issued 07/03/2019

Urgent Action update: Held incommunicado despite release order

Islam Khalil's family believes that he is at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment in incommunicado detention.

3rd update on UA 176/18 issued 15/03/2019

Urgent Action: Jailed musician faces trumped-up charges

On 5 May 2018, Egyptian authorities arrested 33-year-old musician Rami Sidky at Cairo International Airport.

UA 27/19 issued 05/03/2019

Urgent Action update: Pre-trial detention for human rights defender

On 9 February, a judge ordered the pre-trial detention of human rights defender and lawyer Ezzat Ghoniem for 45 days.

2nd update on UA 69/18 issued 15/02/2019

Urgent Action update: Arbitrarily detained Egyptian on hunger strike

On 25 January, Islam Khalil and four other prisoners began a hunger strike to protest their arbitrary detention.

2nd update on UA 176/18 issued 01/02/2019

Urgent Action update: Lawyer detained in undisclosed location

Hoda Abdelmoniem appeared before the prosecution for investigation, and her pre-trial detention was renewed for 15 days.

1st update on UA 190/18 issued 17/01/2019

Urgent Action update: Arbitrary detention extended

On 8 January 2019, the Cairo Criminal Court renewed Islam Khalil’s detention for a further 45 days.

1st update on UA 176/18 issued 17/01/2019

Urgent Action: Sudanese activist deported, at risk of torture

Sudanese political activist Mohamed Hassan Alim Shareef was deported from Egypt to Sudan on 9 October.

UA 205/18 issued 10/12/2018