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Mahmoud Rehan

Mahmoud Rehan

HRD, Vice President
Independent Trade Union for Airport Workers

Mahmoud Rehan is the vice president of the Independent Trade Union for Airport Workers where he actively advocates for workers' rights and the independence of trade unions. The human rights defender is an administrative employee at Cairo Airport and he was among the first to call for an investigation into allegations of corruption at Cairo Airport Company and to bring those responsible to justice.

A significant crackdown on civil society in Egypt has been taking place since 2014. HRDs face an extremely challenging situation due to restrictions imposed on civil society and peaceful public gatherings and protests, travel bans, the arrest and sentencing of HRDs, bloggers, journalists and protesters, as well as an ongoing smear campaign against human rights groups.