Egypt: Prominent Italian Human Rights Activist Banned from Entering Egypt to Participate in COP 27

On 10 November 2022, Egyptian authorities denied human rights defender Giorgio Caracciolo, an Italian national and Deputy Director for International Programs at DIGNITY and a member of the executive committee of EuroMed Rights, entry to Egypt and required him to leave Cairo International Airport on a flight to Paris, France. Caracciolo, who had a valid entry visa to Egypt according to an expert, was scheduled to participate in COP27, including by meeting with Egyptian human rights defenders and officials from various governments attending COP27. Egyptian authorities did not provide him with a reason for revoking his visa and denying him entry.

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