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French President Emmanuel Macron should strongly press Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to address human rights violations before his upcoming visit to Paris, particularly to release arbitrarily detained activists and human rights defenders, 17 organizations said today.

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In recent years, the Egyptian government has launched a massive crackdown on civil society organizations, activists, political opponents, journalists, and minorities. Laws have been enforced to restrict the basic rights and freedoms of Egyptian citizens and organizations, resulting in dozens of thousands of people being imprisoned (sometimes staying in pre-trial detention for years), thousands of cases of forced disappearances, and numerous cases of travel bans, assets freezes, shutting downs of places and organizations…

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22 regional and international organizations send an open letter to the Facebook administration to express concerns about the spread of hate speech against the LGBTIQ+ community in the Middle East and North Africa.

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On February 25, 2020, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to a question asked by Member of Parliament Raphaël Gérard regarding the situation of LGBTQI+ people and Human rights defenders in Egypt; and specifically the arrest and detention of Eman Al-Helw and Hossam Ahmed.

 URGENT CALL 

February 28, marked one year since the simultaneous arrests of actress and human rights defender Eman Al-Helw and transgender man Hossam Ahmad. They were both arrested on February 28, 2019, along with 70 other people, within a campaign of mass detentions sparked by social media users’ criticism of the government and calls for protests in the aftermath of a deadly train crash at Ramses Station that had killed 22 and injured 43 on February 27, 2019. They are under investigation within State Security Case no. 1739 of 2018. 

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COVID-19: 40 organizations demand urgent measures must be taken by MENA governments to protect the prison population

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 In its replies to the many recommendations received from several countries during the third cycle of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Egypt did not accept to protect or even recognize the rights of LGBTIQ+ people.

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Egyptian transexual activist Malak El-Kashef sends a message to all individuals and organizations that supported her asking them to support Hossam Ahmed the same way. 

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Eman and Hossam have been imprisoned in an underground cell for almost a year for criticizing the Egyptian government on social media.
Sign the petition to demand their immediate release!

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Join ANKH and ACAT France to demand the release of Eman Al-Helw and Hossam Ahmed from Egyptian prisons. Check out our urgent call

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It is currently more dangerous to criticize the government in Egypt than at any time in the country’s recent history. Egyptians living under President al-Sisi are treated as criminals simply for peacefully expressing their opinions.

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All people have an equal right to live free from violence, persecution, discrimination, and stigma. International human rights law establishes legal obligations on States to ensure that every person, without distinction, can enjoy these rights. 

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6 international Human Rights organizations call on Egypt to immediately release Human rights andLGBTIQ+ defenders Eman Al-Helw and Hossam Ahmad.

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In this general context, the situation of LGBTIQ+ community has also worsen in the last 5 years.  Indeed, the number of people arrested annually and referred to trial in such cases increased five-fold in the period

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ANKH supports the European Parliament’s adoption of an urgency resolution on Egypt during its Thursday, October 24th plenary session.

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RISK OF SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HIV FROM A PERSON LIVING WITH HIV WHO

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ANKH is proud to join @PreventionAC #UequalsU movement to declare people on effective HIV treatment can’t pass it on through sex

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Arab Network for Knowledge about Human rights (ANKH) is writing with regards to the case of Eman Al-Helw, whom we are officially representing in Europe and writing on her behalf.

On 28 February 2019, Egyptian actress and activist Eman Al-Helw was arrested alongside over 70 others in an ongoing arrest campaign sparked by social media users’ criticism of the government and calls for protests in the aftermath of a deadly train crash at Ramses Station that killed 25 and injured 43.

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It was a striking choice for France to invite Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to attend the 24-26 August G7 summit in Biarritz, for which the chosen theme is “the fight against inequality”

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Le 2 aout, l'OFII a officielement annoncé un changement de fonctionnement de la carte bancaire qui est donné aux demandeurs d'asile, afin de percevoir leur allocation.

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The resolution was adopted by a vote of 27 in favour, with 12 voting against and 7 abstentions.

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Les différents intervenants sont revenus sur la situation de Malak Al-Kashif, activiste égyptienne transsexuelle de 19 ans arrêtée pour avoir critiqué le régime sur Facebook. Depuis le 6 mars, elle a été emprisonnée, torturée et discriminée à la fois pour son identité de genre et ses opinions politiques. 

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We were very happy to participate in the panel discussion "Malak El Kashof between transphobia and freedom of expression".

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We, the undersigned human rights organizations, call on UN Special Rapporteurs, Members of the European Parliament, and representatives in national Parliaments of the European Union to urgently intervene and communicate with the Egyptian authorities to immediately release jailed activist Malak Al-Kashif

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