Egypt: Arbitrary Travel Bans Throttle Civil Society

Source: Human Rights Watch

Author(s): Human Rights Watch

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(Washington, DC) – Egypt is using arbitrary travel bans to target key members of civil society for their peaceful work, including rights lawyers, journalists, feminists, and researchers, FairSquare and Human Rights Watch said today.

The bans, which authorities usually do not formally announce and provide no clear way to challenge them in court, have separated families, damaged careers, and harmed the mental health of those subjected to them.

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