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Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) stands in solidarity with Egyptian Human Rights Defenders
12، Apr 2016

phroc-533x300The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) expresses its solidarity with Egyptian civil society organizations and human rights defenders.

PHROC is deeply concerned over the issuance of travel bans, asset freezes, and summons for questioning against Egyptian human rights defenders, and the administrative decision to close the Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture and Violence.

PHROC hopes that the Egyptian government will reverse such orders, halt the ongoing investigations of human rights organizations, and draft a new associations law that is in line with the Egyptian Constitution and international standards. As noted in Egypt’s Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, Egypt should adhere to its international obligations and “refrain from stigmatizing and criminalizing the work of NGOs, human rights defenders and journalists.”[1]

PHROC members have long-valued cooperating and partnering with our Egyptian counterparts and reiterate our support of their work for human rights. PHROC continues to observe the situation in Egypt.



Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, 24 December 2014, A/HRC/28/16,p.27, available at


Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council 

Adameer Addameer Prisoners’ Support and Human Rights Association
Sahar Francis
General Director

Aldameer Association for Human Rights
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Shawan Jabarin
General Director

Mezan Al Mezan Center for Human Rights
Issam Younis
General Director

Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
Nidal Azza
General Director


Defence for Children International
Palestine Section
Khaled Kuzmar
General Director


Ensan Center for Human Rights and Democracy
Hasieb Nashashibi
General Director


Hurryyat - Centre for Defense of Liberties and Civil Rights
Helmi Al-araj
General Director


Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights
Issam Aruri
General Director


Ramallah Center for Human Rights Studies
Suhaib Sharif
General Director

wclac2 Women’s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling
Randa Sanyora
General Director

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights
Raja Sourani - General Director