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Ahmed Amasha

Arab Association for Environment and Sustainable Development

Ahmed Amasha is an Egyptian human rights defender and member of the “Kefaya” opposition movement, a trade unionist and an active environmental rights defender. Amasha is a veterinarian by profession and formerly the head of the veterinarian syndicate.

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.