Hamada al-Sawi

Office of the Public Prosecutor

Madinat al-Rehab


Zyad el-Elaimy, Hossam Moanis and Hisham Fouad

Dear Counsellor,

Amid rising fears over the spread of COVID-19 in Egypt’s overcrowded prisons, prisoner of conscience Zyad el-Elaimy’s health is at risk, as he suffers from sarcoidosis, asthma, hypertension and diabetes. 

I ask you to immediately and unconditionally release Zyad el-Elaimy, Hossam Moanis, Hisham Fouad and other individuals detained in case 930/2019, as their detention is arbitrary and solely based on the peaceful exercise of their human rights. I call on you to also ensure that all the charges against them are dropped, and the decision to include Zyad el-Elaimy on the “terrorism” list rescinded. Pending their release, I urge you to ensure that Zyad el-Elaimy and the other detainees are provided with adequate health care and the means to regularly communicate with their families and lawyers.

Yours sincerely,