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Mohammed Fahmy

HRD, Member
No Military Trials for Civilians

It’s hitting me in my personal life every day. I can’t get married. My (future) in-laws are angry. I can’t open a bank account. I can’t rent an apartment or a hotel room. And I have to face streets blocked by police checkpoints without any proper ID.

Mohammed Fahmy is an active member of No Military Trials for Civilians, a movement which highlights and campaigns against the use of military trials and detention against civilians by the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF). He is also founder of Manhooba Movement, which focuses on exposing corruption within the Government and the military. Mohammed Fahmy's work also involves defending prisoners' rights by providing legal assistance and media coverage.

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.