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Acharnement judiciaire contre Gamal Eid

Statut: 
Interdiction de voyager et accusations
À propos de la situation

Le 17 novembre 2019, la cour d'assise du Caire a reporté pour la troisième fois l'audience en appel liée à l'interdiction de voyager prononcée contre Gamal Eid.

Le 20 juin 2019, le tribunal du Caire a reporté l'examen de la demande de levée des interdictions de voyager issues contre les défenseur-ses des droits humains Mozn Hassan, Hossam Bahgat, Mohamed Zaree et Gamal Eid jusqu'au 14 septembre 2019.

Le 17 septembre 2016, la Cour d'assise du Caire a confirmé l'ordre de geler les fonds personnels et les avoirs familiaux de huit défenseurs des droits humains et leurs organisations, notamment Gamal Eid. 41 organisations égyptiennes ont été ajoutées à l'affaire de financements étrangers, également appelée Affaire N0 173, et certains leaders et employés ont été cités à comparaitre pour des accusations incluant la "réception de fonds illégaux étrangers" et "travail sans autorisation légale".

À propos de Gamal Eid

 Gamal Eid Gamal Eid est un avocat renommé, et défenseur de la liberté d'expression en Égypte. Il a fondé et dirige l'Arab Network of Human Rights Information (ANHRI), créé en 2003 pour promouvoir la liberté d’expression, militer contre la censure au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du Nord, et fournir une assistance juridique aux journalistes et aux activités sur internet.

20 Novembre 2019
Report de l'audience en appel de Gamal Eid

Le 17 novembre 2019, la cour d'assise du Caire a reporté pour la troisième fois l'audience en appel liée à l'interdiction de voyager prononcée contre Gamal Eid. La prochaine audience est fixée au 14 décembre 2019.

19 Septembre 2019
Report de l'audience relative à l'interdiction de voyager

Le 14 septembre 2019, la cour d'assise du Caire a reporté au 17 novembre l'audience en appel liée à l'interdiction de voyager prononcée contre Gamal Eid.

25 Juin 2019
Gamal Eid sous le coup d'une interdiction de voyager

Le 20 juin 2019, le tribunal du Caire a reporté l'examen de la demande de levée des interdictions de voyager issues contre les défenseur-ses des droits humains Mozn Hassan, Hossam Bahgat, Mohamed Zaree et Gamal Eid jusqu'au 14 septembre 2019.

22 Septembre 2016
La cour d'assise gèle les avoirs de plusieurs défenseurs des droits humains et organisations

Le 17 septembre 2016, la Cour d'assise du Caire a confirmé l'ordre de geler les fonds personnels et les avoirs familiaux de huit défenseurs des droits humains et leurs organisations, notamment Gamal Eid, Hossam Bahgat, le Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) et son fondateur Bahey El Din Hassan, l'Egyptian Center for Right to Education (EIPR) et son directeur Abdel Hafez Tayel, ainsi que l' Hisham Mubarak Law Center et son directeur Mostafa Al Hassan. Les cinq défenseurs et les trois organisations non gouvernementales sont accusés d'avoir illégalement reçu des fonds étrangers. S'ils sont reconnus coupables, ils risquent jusqu'à 25 ans de prison.

22 Avril 2016
Ongoing judicial harassment against Egyptian human rights defenders

On 20 April 2016, an investigating judge ordered to expand the asset freezing case list to prominent Egyptian human rights defender Mr Bahey Eldin Hassan, his wife and daughter, two staff members of Cairo Institute For Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), human rights defenders Mr Mostafa Al Hassan and Mr Abdel Hafez Tayel. This development is related to the foreign funding case which recently reopened in Egypt. On the same day, the Cairo Criminal Court in Zeinhom postponed the asset freeze hearing of Mr Hossam Bahgat, Mr Gamal Eid and other human rights defenders, charged for “using foreign funding to foment unrest”. This is following a request to freeze their personal funds and family assets. If charged, the human rights defenders could each face up to twenty-five years imprisonment under the Egyptian penal code.

Bahey Eldin Hassan is the director and founder of the CIHRS, a Cairo-based, independent, regional non-governmental organization founded in 1993 working on the promotion and respect for the principles of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the Arab region. CIHRS received the French Republic's Human Rights Prize in 2007. Mostafa Al Hassan is an Egyptian lawyer and the director of the leading independent human rights organisation Hisham Mubarak Law Centre dedicated to the promotion of human rights through litigation, campaigns and legal research. Abdel Hafez Tayel is head of the Egyptian Center for Right to Education, an organisation aimed at promoting and ensuring human rights education in Egypt.

Forty-one Egyptian organisations have been included in the foreign funding case, also known as Case No. 173, with some of their leaders and staff members being summoned on charges including “receipt of illegal foreign funding” and “working without legal permission”. In March 2016, four human rights defenders and their families were informed that an order had been made for the freezing of their money and properties. These include Hossam Bahgat, founder of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), and currently a journalist at the independent news service Mada Masr, reporting extensively on army and military trials in Egypt, and Gamal Eid, founder and director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI). Two staff members of CIHRS and three staff members from Nazra for Feminist Studies were also summoned to appear for questioning. The trial has been postponed by the Cairo Criminal Court in Zeinhom until 23 May 2016, pending further investigation.

Front Line Defenders condemns the criminalisation of civil society in Egypt and calls for an immediate end to the persecution of human rights defenders, reiterating the essential role of their work in the development of just and equal society.

Front Line Defenders urges the authorities in Egypt to:

1. Put an end to the ongoing investigation against the above-mentioned human rights defenders and human rights organisations in Egypt, and drop all charges and measures, including the asset freezes, against them and their families;

2. Immediately cease all forms of harassment of human rights organisations and human rights defenders in Egypt, as Front Line Defenders believes that their rights are being restricted solely as a result of their legitimate and peaceful work in the defence of human rights;

3. Guarantee in all circumstances that all human rights defenders in Egypt are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions.

4 Février 2016
Travel ban imposed on prominent lawyer and human rights defender Gamal Eid

On 4 February 2016, Egyptian security at Cairo International Airport prevented human rights defender Mr Gamal Eid from travelling to Athens, Greece, on a business trip. Authorities informed him that the General Prosecutor had ordered a travel ban against him. Gamal Eid had not previously been notified of the travel ban or summoned for investigation on any case.

Egyptian authorities have repeatedly used travel bans to intimidate and silence critical human rights defenders. Travel bans have also been imposed on human rights defenders Messrs Omar Hazek, Mohamed Lotfy, Esraa Abdel Fattah, Hossameldin Ali, Ahmed Ghonim and Bassim Samir.