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

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