News

Egypt Court Freezes Assets of Hossam Bahgat, Gamal Eid, Other Rights Defenders

Egypt Court Freezes Assets of Hossam Bahgat, Gamal Eid, Other Rights Defenders

pablo

The Cairo Criminal Court upheld on Saturday the asset freeze on five human rights defenders in the case dubbed as the “foreign funding trial.”

The asset freeze decision includes a number of leading Egyptian rights defenders including founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Hossam Bahgat and the executive director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Gamal Eid.

It also involves three rights organizations and their directors: Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) and its director Bahy al-Din Hassan, the Hisham Mubarak Law Center and its director Mosatafa al-Hassan and the Egyptian Center on the Right to Education and its director Abdel Hafiz al-Tayel.

Dating back to 2011, the case has brought heavy criticism to Egypt since it started with Egyptian authorities raiding several NGOs and launching an investigation into foreign funding allegedly received by them.

It later on simply came to be known as the NGO trial, in which 43 Egyptians and foreigners were convicted in 2013.

Egypt reopened the case last March, a move which was criticized locally and internationally.

This content is from Aswat Masriya

French Investigators Claim to Have Found Traces of Explosive Material on EgyptAir Flight MS804
Egypt Receives Second Mistral Helicopter Carrier, Named After Late President Sadat

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
@AswatMasriya_En

Aswat Masriya is a Thomson Reuters Foundation-sponsored website that covers Egypt's transition to democracy. en.aswatmasriya.com

More in News

Egypt Will Mark World Cleanup Day with 4 Massive Eco Campaigns

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 18, 2019

Egypt Issues Arrest Warrant for Italian Diplomat Accused of Smuggling Antiquities

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 17, 2019

Egypt Plans Nation-Wide Citizen Input Workshops to Discuss State Budget

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2019

Egypt Condemns Drone Attack on Two of Saudi Arabia’s Aramco Oil Facilities

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 15, 2019

Sisi Says Videos on Government Corruption Full of ‘Lies’ and ‘Slander’

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 14, 2019

Egypt-Belgium MoU Secures EGP 16 m For Baron Palace Renovation

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 13, 2019

Egypt Appoints New Prosecutor General Hamada El-Sawy

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 12, 2019

London School of Economics Denies Reports of Deal to Open Branch in Egypt’s New Capital

Egyptian StreetsSeptember 11, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.