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They are at risk of being forcibly returned to Syria. Egyptian national security ordered that the group be deported after they were arrested following an attempt to leave Egypt by boat.
The 20 activists are currently held in Tora Prison and are standing retrial alongside five others for defying the country’s repressive protest law, after an earlier unfair trial.
They could be jailed for up to two years for the legitimate exercise of their right to freedom of expression. They would be prisoners of conscience.
Local mullah accused of raping a 10-year-old girl has received a 20-year prison sentence. Family members who threatened Brishna with an “honour” killing have provided written guarantee they will no...