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Hossameldin Ali

Hossameldin Ali

HRD, President
Egyptian Democratic Academy

Hossameldin Ali is a human rights defender and president of the Egyptian Democratic Academy, a non-profit organisation established by a group of activists working to promote democracy, human rights and political participation in Egypt.

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.