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Islam El Kalhy

Islam El Kalhy

HRD, Journalist
Daaarb Newspaper

Islam El Kalhy is human rights defender and journalist at Daaarb newspaper, where he monitors human rights violations in Egypt. He was arrested while covering peaceful demonstrations taking place in Munib, south Giza following the killing of a man at the hands of police.


HRDs in Egypt 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.