Egypt: Court upholds decision to freeze assets of lawyer Azza Soliman

December 14, 2016

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The Cairo Criminal Court upheld on Wednesday a decision to seize the assets of rights lawyer Azza Soliman, while postponing the ruling on the same issue for Mozn Hassan, director of NGO Nazra for Feminist Studies, to 11 January, according to the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA).

Both Soliman, CEWLA’s director, and Hassan stood before court on Monday to proceed with their appeals against the freezing decisions. The court decisions are related to the prosecution of civil society workers in the case publicly known as the “foreign funding case.”

In a Monday statement, Nazra said: “In [Monday’s] court session at Abbassiya Court, which looked into the request for the freeze of lawyer Azza Soliman’s assets and that of her law firm, a request was made for the asset freeze of human rights defender Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies, within the context of case no.173 for the year 2011, known as the ‘NGO foreign funding case’, as her name is listed in the case.”

http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2016/12/14/604750/

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/statement-report/more-human-rights-defenders-targeted-assets-freeze-orders

http://www.omct.org/human-rights-defenders/urgent-interventions/egypt/2016/12/d24113/

http://www.madamasr.com/en/2016/12/14/feature/politics/punished-for-doing-their-jobs-lawyers-defend-hr-workers/

https://en.qantara.de/content/azza-soliman-an-egyptian-feminist-at-risk-what-has-azza-done

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=21039&LangID=E

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