Khaled Lofty

Lofty was arrested and imprisoned on charges of false news and divulging military secrets for translating and distributing The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel, a book by… More

Sanaa Seif

Seif, an opinion writer and filmmaker, went to Tora Prison to receive a letter from her brother, blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, where she was attacked. When reporting the… More

Sayed Shehta

Shehta, the deputy managing editor of Youm7, was arrested by security forces on August 30, 2020. Days earlier, he tested positive for Covid-19 and was self isolating. He lost… More

Abdo Fayed

Fayed, an Egyptian journalist and online commentator, remains detained since May 2020, charged with disinformation and joining a terrorist group. The detention followed a series of Facebook posts in… More

Amer Abdel Moneim

Moneim has published several articles criticizing President El-Sisi’s authoritarian policies and condemning arrests of journalists and human rights defenders. He was arrested on December 18, 2020, and charged of… More

Amin El-Mahdy

El-Mahdy, a writer and publisher, was arrested on September 9, 2020 because of a Facebook post calling the Egyptian President “a murderer, traitor, coward, and thief.” He was released… More

Shimaa Samy

After writing criticism of the government’s detention of political prisoners on news website Darb, Samy was abducted in Alexandria by security forces on May 20, 2020 and held incommunicado… More

Sameh Haneen

On May 16, 2020, state security officers arrested Haneen, a freelance journalist and documentary producer, on charges of spreading false news, threatening national security, and joining a terrorist organization… More

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