Letter to Suez University President and Egyptian Minister of Higher Education concerning the suspension of Professor Mona Prince of Suez University for allegedly "inciting arguments and problems in the university" through “controversial” class assignments and discussions.
Parliament passes ‘Law on Civil Societies and Foundations and Other Entities Working in the Civil Sphere’
If signed by Egyptian President, a new Egyptian law would allow massive undue state interference in all of the activities of international, national and local civil society associations operating in Egypt.
Letter protesting the cancellation of employment of Architecture Professor Tarek Naga and the destruction of student art work at the German University in Cairo.
Response from United States Department of State, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, to the March 29 letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling to suspend military and economic aid to Egypt.
Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the USG to reconsider its assistance to the Government of Egypt in light of the recent crackdown on Egyptian NGOs' working in the rights' domain.
Letter to Egyptian president protesting reopened prosecution of NGO researchers.
Letter regarding increasing detentions and travel bans in Egypt.
Letter to Egyptian officials regarding the detention and interrogation of Tunisian Professor Amel Grami, invited to participate in an international conference.
Letter urging the cancellation of presidential decrees impinging upon academic freedom.
Letter to President Abd el Fattah al-Sisi and government ministers protesting the May 16 provisional sentencing to death of Dr. Emad Shahin for espionage.
Follow-up letter of October 7, 2014 (based on UNESCO's Rapid Assessment of Higher Education Institutions in Gaza) to sponsors of international conference for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, Foreign Affairs Minister of Norway, Børge Brende, and Foreign Affairs Minister of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, regarding Israel's indiscriminate bombardment and destruction of Palestinian educational institutions in July and August 2014.
Letter to sponsors of international conference for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, Foreign Affairs Minister of Norway, Børge Brende, and Foreign Affairs Minister of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, about Israeli indiscriminate bombardment and destruction of Palestinian educational institutions in July and August 2014.
Letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi asking him to rescind his decree empowering the president to appoint top leaders of public universities.
Letter to Egypt’s Minister of Justice Adel Abd al-Hameed protesting the indictment of Dr. Emad Shahin on charges of espionage and subversion.
– Letter to PM Hazem al-Beblawy about the worsening climate for free speech and peaceable assembly on university campuses in Egypt.
Letter to Prime Minister Hazem AlBeblawi expressing concern about the August 16 arrest and detention of two Canadian citizens - film-maker and York University professor John Greyson and physician and University of Western Ontario professor Tarek Loubani.
Letter to Suez University President Maher Musbah protesting the current investigation and informal suspension without pay of Dr. Mona Prince who is accused by one of her students of expressing untoward sentiments about Islam during a class discussion about the problem of sectarian tensions in Egypt.
Letter to Egyptian President Husni Mubarak and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Hany Mahfouz Helal expressing grave concern over numerous recent violations of the rights of university students to engage in lawful, peaceful activism. According to numerous media reports, university security officers and administrators systematically suppressed student activities prior to student union elections on October 18. Students have been verbally abused, beaten, detained, arrested, and suspended.
Letter to Suez Canal University President al-Zoghby protesting the dismissal of Mr. Ahmad Galal, a student in his final year in the Faculty of Medicine. Last April Mr. Galal was the victim of a severe beating by the University Security Forces (USF) for distributing a magazine on campus. Rather than protest against this flagrant violation of academic freedom, a University Disciplinary Committee issued a suspension order against Mr. Galal. No disciplinary action is known to have been taken against the members of the USF involved in the incident.
Letter to His Excellency Muhammad Husni Mubarak and Dr. Hany Mahfouz Helal regarding violations of academic freedom on Egyptian university campuses.