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Gasser Abdel Razek

HRD, Executive Director
Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)

Gasser Abdel Razek is the executive director of the EIPR. His work focuses on promoting economic and social rights in Egypt. Recently, he has been advocating for prisoners rights amidst COVID-19 and against the extensive use of the death penalty in Egypt.

A significant crackdown on civil society has been taking place since 2014. Egyptian authorities consolidated a hostile legal environment to muzzle dissent and curtail freedom of assembly, freedom of association, freedom of expression, media independence and digital rights. Peaceful protests are attacked and criminalized, no matter the size or issue.