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Middle East & North Africa

Ahead of COP27, Egypt should open civic space and end arbitrary detention

Ahead of COP27, ISHR joined the open petition led by 12 Egyptian human rights organisations, calling on the Egyptian authorities to open civic space and release all those arbitrarily detained in Egypt.

Ahead of COP27, ISHR joined the open petition led by 12 Egyptian human rights organisations, calling on the Egyptian authorities to:

  1. Immediately and unconditionally release all those held simply for peacefully exercising their human rights, implementing criteria set by local NGOs for these releases: fairness, transparency, inclusiveness, and urgency.
  2. Immediately end the arbitrary blocking of websites and immediately release all journalists, and end restrictions on media and digital spheres.
  3. End the prosecutions of civil society activists and organisations and guarantee space for civil society—including human rights defenders—to work without fear of intimidation, harassment, arrest, detention, or any other form of reprisal
  4. Ensure that civil society organisations, activists, and communities can meaningfully participate in all discussions and activities on climate and just-transition policy development and implementation at all levels of decision-making without fear of reprisals.

Read the petition and list of signatories here. It is open for endorsements by organisations, groups and individuals until COP27 in November 2022 and will be updated on the Egyptian human rights coalition on COP27 website.

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