The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) released their monthly report of country conditions in June 2016, documenting violations of freedom committed by Egyptian authorities against civilians, lawyers, human rights defenders, and Press Syndicate leaders.
The report condemned a number of issues that drew attention throughout the month of June and previous months, including the case of Hisham Geneina, the former head of the Central Auditing Organization (CAO), and the government appeal against Egypt’s Administrative Court decision to cancel the maritime agreement of the transfer of Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia.
The report documented that 32 people have received the death penalty. The military court has viewed seven military trials against 781 civilians, including 13 shipyard workers. Also, the military judiciary handed life sentences and prison sentences to 215 prisoners.
Violations against the freedom of press and expression continued in June, as Egyptian authorities deported TV anchor Lilian Dawood. 25 other violation against freedoms occurred in June, according to the report.
It furthermore condemned the use of security forces at the thanaweya amma secondary school students’ protests that occurred in response to the ministry failing to stop exam leaks, causing certain exams to be postponed.
The report added that around 123 protests were organised in the month by different entities, calling for their rights in rejection of political and economic conditions in the country.
ANHRI concluded by referring to the detention of lawyer Malek Adly and activists Zizo Abdo and Haitham Mohamedin, criticising the poor conditions of their detention, including their time in solitary confinement, and condemning the state of intransigence towards them.