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Mina Thabet

Mina Thabet

Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF)

Mina Thabet is a human rights lawyer and marginalized groups program director at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms. Thabet’s latest research was published in March 2016, and included a policy paper recommending annulment of the Orthodox Church’s current restrictive marriage laws.

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.