April 22, 2016

Urgent Action Update: Crackdown On Human Rights Defenders Continues (Egypt: UA 81/16)


The El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence was raided by police and shut down on 9 February. The Egyptian authorities’ crackdown on human rights organizations, with a politically-motivated investigation underway, could result in numerous leading human rights defenders facing life imprisonment.
 
On 9 February, the El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence (El Nadeem) was raided by police and shut down.