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Nabeel Rajab has been released on bail and his court session was adjourned until 20 January 2015. He has been banned from travelling.
He believes the attack to be in retaliation for his demands for justice following the killing of his brother by state police in 2001. The Venezuelan authorities must ensure his safety.
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.
Human rights defender Yara Sallam and 21 others were jailed for three years on 26 October by a criminal court, which convicted them of breaching Egypt’s Protest Law and a string of other charges....