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Rasha Azab

Rasha Azab

HRD, Journalist

The revolution is not a demonstration. The revolution is a popular, organized, grassroots mission where people go after their rights, get them, and come back. Or never come back.

- Rasha Azab

Rasha Azab is a journalist and human rights defender who is known for her work in defence of freedom of expression and assembly.


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. A counterterrorism law enacted in August 2015 defines terrorism in very broad terms, and is being used to restrict freedom of expression and intimidate government opponents, journalists and human rights defenders.


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