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Letter regarding the deterioration of academic freedom in Egypt

Letter to Egyptian authorities expressing concern regarding the deterioration of academic freedom in the country, including the continued detention of several scholars, leveling of new charges against some who are already detained, and restrictions on travel of previously detained researchers.

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Letter regarding the targeting of the family of Berlin-based Egyptian Scholar Taqadum Al-Khatib

Letter to Egyptian authorities expressing profound concern regarding the recent raid of the family residence in Egypt of Berlin-based scholar, Taqadum Al-Khatib and the questioning of his father by security officials. CAF urges Egyptian authorities to investigate the case and other similar cases of harassment of family members, and to stop such unjust practices.

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Letter protesting the detention and mistreatment of Egyptian national Ahmed Samir Santawy

Letter to Egyptian authorities protesting the unwarranted detention of Egyptian national, Ahmad Samir Santawy, a master's student at the Central European University in Vienna, and the mistreatment he has been subjected to—including enforced disappearance and torture.

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Letter protesting the ongoing detention of Patrick George Zaki

Letter to Egyptian authorities protesting the ongoing detention of Patrick George Zaki, a graduate student in Italy and human rights researcher with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) without due process, charging him with spreading false news and statements to disturb the peace, and inciting protest without permission from relevant authorities with the goal of undermining state institutions, overthrowing the Egyptian government and instigating terrorism.

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Letter protesting the recent arrests of staff at Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)

Letter to Egyptian authorities protesting the recent arrests of Mohamed Basheer, Karim Ennarah, and Gasser Abdel Razek, employees of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), and the continued targeting of human rights activists and institutions and levelling false accusations against them in an effort to obstruct their work.

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Sentencing Bahey eldin Hassan, human rights advocate and founder of Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

Letter to Egyptian authorities expressing deep concern regarding the verdict against Bahey eldin Hassan, in absentia, on 25 August 2020. Hassan is a leading human rights advocate in Egypt and founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS). CAF also urges the authorities to drop all charges against Hassan.

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Urging immediate release of Patrick Zaki and other scholars from Egyptian state pre-trial detention without justifiable cause

Letter urging the immediate release of Patrick Zaki, student at the University of Bologna, Italy, who has been detained by Egyptian security forces since 7 February 2020 and tortured. Letter also urges the immediate release of all students and scholars held in pre-trial detention without justification.

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