Egypt issues arrest warrants for forcibly disappeared lawyers

Egypt has issued arrest warrants for two Egyptian lawyers, who are suspected to have been disappeared by government authorities since mid-September, for failing to adhere to the terms of their release, their lawyer has revealed. Ezzat Ghoneim, a prominent rights lawyer and executive director of the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, and Azouz Mahgoub, have been missing since 14 September, when they were allegedly released from police custody. They had been arrested in March and added to Case 441/2018, joining a wave of journalists and human rights activists who face a plethora of charges, ranging from spreading false news to joining a terrorist organisation. Although the exit paperwork was signed by Ghoneim and Mahgoub at Haram police station, with their … Continue reading Egypt issues arrest warrants for forcibly disappeared lawyers