TAGS: Individuals at Risk, Urgent Action Network • Fair Trials, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defenders, Prisoners and People at Risk: Detention and Imprisonment, Prisoners of Conscience • Egypt, Middle East and North Africa •
Urgent Action Victory! Arbitrarily Detained Egyptian Activist Released (Egypt: UA 176.18)
On 26 March 2019, Egyptian activist Islam Khalil was released on probation after more than a year in arbitrary detention. A judge in the terrorism circuit of the Cairo Criminal Court had ordered his release on 19 February. Instead of releasing Islam, the authorities held him incommunicado since 25 February, refusing to inform his family of his whereabouts. Despite his release, Islam is still facing bogus charges and must spend two hours at a police station twice a week as per his probation terms.