Tag: Nazra for Feminist Studies

Anti-torture group’s closure highlights Egypt’s civil society crackdown


Egyptian police on Thursday shut down the offices of an organization that treats victims of torture and violence in the latest escalation of a harsh government crackdown against human rights defenders and… Read more »

Ongoing judicial harassment of Egypt NGOs


The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders is protesting the continued judicial harassment and the restrictions to freedom of association faced by several Egyptian human rights organizations, as… Read more »

Women’s rights activist’s arrest is ‘chilling’ escalation of Egypt’s crackdown


The arrest of a leading Egyptian women’s rights defender at her home in Cairo on December 7, 2016, represents a serious escalation in the authorities’ ongoing crackdown on independent rights… Read more »

Activist ban highlights ‘existential threat’ to Egypt’s civil society


  An Egyptian activist was prevented from flying to Beirut for a women’s rights conference on Monday after passport control officials told her she was banned from traveling, Reuters reports:… Read more »

Egypt’s civil society crackdown: rights defenders at risk of prosecution


Fourteen global human rights groups today urged Egypt to halt a renewed crackdown on civil society and rights defenders. The demand came as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a cabinet… Read more »