Malek Adly

human rights lawyer (via Skype)

Malek Adly is a prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer and former director of the Lawyers Network at the Centre for Economic and Social Rights in Cairo. He also co-founded the Front for Defending Egypt’s Protesters, a group comprising of 34 human rights organisations and several lawyers, which documents illegal practices carried out by state police forces against peaceful protesters.

He was arrested in May 2016 for calling on Egyptians to participate in a demonstration. He was charged with destabilising the country and attempting to overthrow the regime. He was released in August 2016 after spending 114 days in detention in Torah prison.

He is under a travel ban issued in November 2016.

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