Egypt: Egyptian authorities detain award-winning human rights lawyer

September 22, 2019

Mahienour el-Massry has been tried and jailed twice for taking part in anti-government demonstrations.

El-Massry, left, received the Ludovic Trarieux Award, an international prize for human rights efforts [File: Nariman el-Mofty/AP]

Authorities in Egypt detained an award-winning human rights lawyer on Sunday after she attended judicial investigations into protesters arrested during rare demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Mahienour el-Massry was arrested as soon as she left the state security prosecutor’s headquarters in the capital, Cairo, where she acted as the lawyer for several people detained during the demonstrations, her lawyer Tarek al-Awadi said.

Hundreds of Egyptians took to the streets in Cairo and several other cities across the country on Friday to call for el-Sisi’s departure.

According to the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights, 365 people have since been arrested.

El-Massry, a political activist and human rights defender, has been tried and jailed twice for taking part in protests.

In December 2013, following the army’s overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi following mass protests, she was arrested and imprisoned until September 2014 on charges of participating in a demonstration without a permit.

While in prison, el-Massry received the Ludovic Trarieux Award, an international prize given annually to a lawyer for contributions to human rights.

In 2015, el-Massry was handed a year-long sentence for taking part in a sit-in during Morsi’s rule.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/egyptian-authorities-detain-award-winning-human-rights-lawyer-190922194805122.html

https://www.france24.com/en/20190922-egypt-detains-award-winning-rights-lawyer

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https://madamirror18.appspot.com/madamasr.com/en/2019/09/22/news/politics/lawyer-mahienour-al-massry-arrested-and-karama-party-leader-appears-before-supreme-state-security-prosecution-after-forced-disappearance/

https://madamasr.com/en/2019/09/22/news/politics/lawyer-mahienour-al-massry-arrested-and-karama-party-leader-appears-before-supreme-state-security-prosecution-after-forced-disappearance/

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49786367

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https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2019/9/23/egypt-detains-award-winning-rights-lawyer-mahienour-el-massry

Lawyer Mahienour el-Masry snatched by police in Cairo street as hundreds arrested following protests

Lawyer Mahienour el-Masry snatched by police in Cairo street as hundreds arrested following protests

https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/middle-east/240789-egypt-detains-rights-lawyer

https://www.thesundaily.my/world/egypt-detains-award-winning-rights-lawyer-DM1394647

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/world/egypt-over-350-arrested-in-protests-against-al-sisi/1591044

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/revealed-egyptian-authorities-using-interpol-target-dissidents-abroad

https://www.facebook.com/freemahienour/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahienour_El-Massry

https://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2019/09/23/egypte-arrestation-d-une-avocate-et-militante-des-droits-humains_6012624_3212.html (FRANCAIS)

http://www.ludovictrarieux.org/fr-page3.callplt2014.htm (FRANCAIS)

http://www.ludovictrarieux.org/ (FRANCAIS)

https://www.kkuriren.se/nyheter/varlden/egyptisk-manniskorattsadvokat-fangslad-sm5236632.aspx (SVENSK)

https://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/i/VbkpAr/flere-hundre-egyptere-arrestert-etter-helg-med-demonstrasjoner (NORWEGIAN)

https://nyheder.tv2.dk/udland/2019-09-23-egypten-anholder-prisvindende-advokat-efter-protester-mod-sisi (DANISH)

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