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A Cairo appeal court confirmed on 27 January the two-year jail sentence imposed on five activists. The activists had been sentenced on 13 December on trumped-up charges.
Disabled student Israa al-Taweel has been freed from house arrest, as security measures against her have been reduced.
Dr Taher Mokhtar and two other activists were arrested in Cairo on 14 January, ahead of the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s “25 January Revolution”. They have been accused of “being in possession of l...
Egyptian National Security officers made an attempt to arrest human rights defender Dr Ahmed Abdullah on 9 January, when they raided a coffee shop he is known to frequent.