Free sexual harassment survivor Amal Fathy
Amal Fathy posted a video online, speaking about her experience of sexual harassment and criticizing the Egyptian government for neglecting survivors. Now she’s been sentenced to 2 years in prison – and still faces further charges.
Shortly after posting the video on Facebook in May 2018, police raided Amal’s home in the middle of the night and detained her, along with her husband and young child. Her family was released, but Amal remained in prison. On 27 December, she was released on probation in one of two cases against her pending investigation into trumped-up charges including “membership of a terrorist group”. Just 3 days later, she was sentenced to two years in prison for the other case.
Amal is currently required to report to a police station for eight hours a week and could be arrested at any time. She is one of many Egyptians imprisoned merely for sharing their opinions or criticizing the authorities. In the worst crackdown on free expression in the country’s recent history, Egyptian authorities have arrested dozens of individuals, including activists, journalists, politicians, football fans, and artists.
Join us and call on Egyptian President Abdelfatah al-Sisi to drop all charges against Amal Fathy - immediately and unconditionally - and release all other detainees who have been imprisoned solely for peacefully expressing their opinions or doing their journalistic work.