Country Profile: Egypt
The state of human rights in Egypt continues to deteriorate. Authorities have restricted the rights of freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly; enacted a draconian new antiterrorism law; and arrested and imprisoned government critics, political opposition leaders, students, and professors. Detainees face torture and other mistreatment, and courts have handed down hundreds of death and lengthy prison sentences after unfair mass trials. Throughout this, there has been a critical lack of accountability; most human rights violations were committed with impunity. Women and members of religious minorities are subject to discrimination and inadequately protected against violence. People have been arrested and tried on charges of “debauchery” for their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.
(Last updated: July 3, 2019)
Please send appeals to following:
Ambassador Mohamed M. Tawfik
Egyptian Embassy to the United States
3521 International Ct. NW
Washington DC 20008
Ambassador Mootaz Ahmadein Khalil
Egyptian Permanent Representative to the United Nations
800 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10017
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