Egyptian human rights activists face spurious “terrorism” charges in latest crackdown

Well-known human rights NGO, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) is facing a coordinated assault by the authorities following the arrest and detention of key members of staff last week. Two of those arrested Karim Ennarah, head of EIPR’s Criminal Justice Unit, and administrative director Mohamed Bashir, have been added to a case opened by prosecutors in August 2020 which targets prominent political prisoners such as socialist lawyer Mahienour el-Masry with spurious “terrorism” charges. 

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