ANHRI Statements

ANHRI: Bahrain uses the judiciary to crack down on rights defenders

1 June, 2017

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) vehemently decried the ruling issued yesterday (Wednesday) by Bahrain’s Supreme Administrative Court to dissolve the National Democracy Action Society (Wa'ad) and liquidate its funds. ANHRI said, “The ruling constitutes a blatant violation ...

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ANHRI condemns Qatar’s deportation of rights defender Mohammad al-Otaibi to Saudi Arabia and bears it full responsibility for his safety and life

1 June, 2017

Cairo: 1 June, 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) expresses its deep concern over the fate and safety of the Saudi Arabian human rights activist and defender Mohammad al-Otaibi, after he was forcibly deported back to his ...

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After providing cultural service for 260,000 citizens: Police practices, administrative corruption and complicity by UNESCO nominee end the initiative of Al-Karama Public Libraries in Egypt

30 May, 2017

Cairo: 30 May, 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said today: The initiative of Al Karama Libraries involving six public libraries, which were established by human rights lawyer Gamal Eid in poor and popular neighborhoods, has completely ...

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Egypt| Prison walls become too high: more than 21 websites blocked

25 May, 2017

Cairo: 25 May, 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) condemns the Egyptian government’s blocking 21 websites Monday night, for allegedly “inciting extremism or supporting terrorism”, charges that are deemed flimsy by all people knowing that they are being ...

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“Make Yourself at Prison”: A guide on arrest, investigation and prisons for meeting the needs of democracy defenders in Egypt

22 May, 2017

Cairo: 22 May, 2017 Today, the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) releases a legal guide which includes answers to the most important questions that came into the minds of thousands, if not millions, of citizens. The guide highlights ...

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Egyptian Human Rights Organizations: Together against the police campaign targeting activists through prosecution and detention

18 May, 2017

Cairo: 18 May, 2017 The undersigned organizations express their deep condemnation of the escalating police campaign targeting dozens of activists through prosecution and detention that took place last month, the last episode of which was breaking into the house of the ...

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Iraq: Hanaa Edwar selected as Defender of Human Rights & Freedom of Expression for May 2017

16 May, 2017

)Cairo, Beirut - 16 May 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, have selected prominent human rights defender Hanaa Edwar from Iraq as the Defender ...

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Crackdown on civil society persists: Interrogation today of Hisham Mubarak lawyers; CIHRS Mohamed Zaree summoned for questioning

14 May, 2017

The undersigned organizations condemn the ongoing crackdown on independent civil society and rights organizations in Egypt. New summons have been issued over the past few weeks to human rights defenders and former staff of rights organizations. On May 13th – ...

Egypt: Journalist Badr Mohamed Badr’s deprivation of treatment and visitation is a violation may equivalent to attempted murder, Public Prosecution has to investigate his complaints

11 May, 2017

Cairo: 11 May, 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) said, “The suffering endured by journalist Badr Mohamed Badr inside his jail in Tora Prison, either prevention of exercising or communicating with family and lawyers or denial of ...

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Egypt| Crackdown on freedom of opinion and expression escalates by the government’s three branches

9 May, 2017

Cairo: 9 May, 2017 The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) has warned of the recent dramatic escalation of crackdown on freedom of opinion and expression by the government’s three branches (Legislative, Executive and Judicial), which are severely hostile ...

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