Karim: freed!

>>> On 3 Dec Karim was freed! <<<

Karim, Gasser and Mohammed are back at their homes. Their case isn't closed, and their assets have been frozen, but this is brilliant, amazing news. Thank you so much for your help with the campaign. We are all ecstatic! We'll keep up with the latest news on our updates page.

On 18 November, Karim Ennarah was arrested, blindfolded, and taken to Tora Prison just outside Cairo. 

Karim has spent his whole working life fighting for human rights. He is the Director of the Criminal Justice Unit at the EIPR, one of Egypt's last remaining human rights organisations.

Karim is outrageously funny, smart, gregarious, and passionate about every single thing he does, whether it's defending prisoners' rights during the coronavirus crisis or finding the best pistachio ice cream. We all miss him like crazy. Please help us free Karim.

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10 December 2020

Human Rights Day

Today, Human Rights Day is being observed around the world. It marks the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, a document proclaiming the inalienable rights to which everyone is entitled as a human being. These rights are essential regardless of race, religion, sex, language, political opinion, natonality or status. 

On this day, we think sadly of Patrick Zaki still in detention and the ongoing investigation into EIPR staff.

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Jess and Karim

Jess and Karim only got married in September. Now she's back in the UK and she doesn't know when she will see him again.

Senate Foreign
Anthony Blinken
Elizabeth Warren
Chris Coons

Karim is an extremely competitive attacking midfielder. He played for SOAS when he was doing his MA in Law, Culture and Society in 2017; many London footballers are still nursing Karim-shaped bruises.

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