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Egyptian human rights organizations face an imminent crackdown, with human rights defenders at high risk of arrest and prosecution. If this crackdown goes ahead, it will shut down Egypt's 30-year o...
The deadline for NGOs to register under the draconian Law on Associations (Law 84 of 2002) is now 10 November. NGOs not registered after then will face the threat of “accountability” measures.
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.