Egypt | Detention of Amal Fathy is state retribution for exercising the right to free speech

Source: Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies

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The undersigned human rights organizations condemn the arrest of Amal Fathy on May 11th and call for her immediate release. Egyptian state security forces arrested Fathy, a member of the April 6th movement, and raided her home after she posted a video on Facebook critical of the government’s role in failing to prevent sexual harassment in Egypt. Yesterday May 13, Fathy was referred to the High State Security Prosecution for questioning in Case no. 621 of 2018, a case based primarily on the recent presidential election. Fathy’s arrest is yet another attempt by the Egyptian state to intimidate activists and persons of conscience by threatening imprisonment under fabricated allegations; the case will likely remain open as a way of lashing out against any attempt at free expression, especially on social media.

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