Prisoners of Conscience


Human Rights Council opens fifteenth regular session

The Human Rights Council this morning opened its fifteenth regular session, hearing an update by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the activities of her Office.

Interior Ministry accused of abducting activist’s brother

The Legal Committee of the April 6 Youth Movement submitted a complaint to Attorney General, Abdel Magid Mahmoud, accusing two officers in the State Security Department in the Abu Zabal

MB defense team call on Mubarak to review decree and release Al Shater

The Muslim Brotherhood defense team representing Engineer Khairat al-Shater, Deputy Chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood, and four MB leaders who were convicted in the Military Court case in 2008.

IHRC calls for MB leader Khayrat AlShater’s release

The Islamic human rights commission has recently published a letter written by the Muslim Brotherhood deputy chairman's daughter appealing for his release.

Campaign launched to defend Arab activists

Arab Lawyers launched a campaign titled "Together to stop making human rights a way to prison” objecting to the security apparatuses continued violations against human rights activists in some Arab

HRW and Amnesty call on Egyptian regime to release political prisoners

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International in a statement called on the Egyptian government to release prisoners who were detained indefinitely.

Rights groups report violations to human rights in Geneva

A report on Egyptian human rights violations presented during meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council was submitted by independent human rights organizations.

Egyptian government fails to fulfill promises to protect human rights

The Human Rights Organization’s Forum will be organizing a press conference tomorrow at noon to announce the results of the “ Egypt ’s Human Rights Report in 100 Days”

More abuse for Egypt Sinai writer, blogger

Reports circulated on Tuesday that the Egyptian interior ministry had escalated its torture of prisoner of conscience Mossad Abu Fagr, a prominent Egyptian blogger who has been jailed since 2007.

Egypt: State Security Emergency Courts to try MB in absentia

Egypt’s Emergency State Security Court decided to begin the trial of four Egyptian members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) in July on charges of “affiliation to and fundraising for a