Egyptian Human Rights Defender Maheinour El-Massry receives the Ludovic Trarieux Award

July 7, 2014

On Wednesday June 25, it was announced that the “Ludovic Trarieux” human rights award was granted to Maheinour El-Massry, Egyptian lawyer and human rights defender. She currently serves two years in prison for violating the Protest Law. The defender was imprisoned under three consecutive presidents in Egypt: Mubarak, Mohamed Morsi and Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi. The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) expresses its pleasure and reiterates its demand to release Maheinour El-Massry along with all those who are being imprisoned under the notorious Protest Law. For more on the award see:

via Egypt: ANHRI Welcomes the News of Granting Prisoner of Conscience, “El-Massry”, Ludovic Trarieux Award.

One Response to “Egyptian Human Rights Defender Maheinour El-Massry receives the Ludovic Trarieux Award”

  1. […] The FIDH has issued a statement on its webpage on 2 June, strongly condemning the sentencing and detention of well-known Egyptian lawyer and human rights activist, Mahienour el-Masry, who had been sentenced to 15 months in prison together with nine other defendants over charges of assaulting al-Raml police station in Alexandria back in March 2013. On 11 May 2015, Front Line reported on the same case that the El Raml Misdemeanor Court of Appeal in Alexandria governorate heard the appeal of human rights defenders Ms Mahienour El-Massry, Mr Youssef  Shaban, Mr Mohamed Ramadan and Mr Loay Mohamed Abdel Rahman, along with eight other activists. The Court ordered the preventive detention of Mahienour El-Massry and Youssef Shaban, who were the only defendants in attendance at the session, along with Loay Mohamed Abdel Rahman, who is currently serving a prison sentence in connection to a separate case. The Court excluded relatives, friends of the defendants, and journalists from attending the session. The trial was adjourned to 31 May. [In June 2014, El-Massry was awarded the prestigious Ludovic Trarieux International Human Rights Prize…] […]

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