Egypt: Egypt: Court orders the release of Mr. Malek Adly

August 26, 2016

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Egypt.

New information

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the Court’s decision to release Mr.Malek Adly, a human rights lawyer working for the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) and co-funder of the Front of Defence for Egyptian Protesters (FDEP) who has been detained without formal charges and in solitary confinement in Mazraah Prison in Torah since May 5, 2016.

According to the information received, on August 25, 2016, the South Benha Criminal Court ordered the release without bail of Mr. Malek Adly, pending the outcome of investigations. The prosecution appealed the court’s decision and a review session is set for August 27, 2016. Meanwhile, Mr. Malek Adly will remain in prison until the final decision.

The Observatory welcomes the decision to release Malek Adly and requests the judicial authorities to uphold the decision and immediately and unconditionally release Mr. Malek Adly.

The Observatory further urges the authorities to drop all the charges against him and stop his harassment as it only seems to merely aim at sanctioning his legitimate human rights activities.

Until Mr. Malek Adly is released, the Observatory further urges the authorities to ensure that the proceedings and his conditions of detention are in compliance with international law standards.

Prosecution appeals Malek Adly’s release

#FreeMalekAdly #Free_Malek_Adly


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