Counsellor

Hamada al-Sawi

Office of the Public Prosecutor

Madinat al-Rehab

Cairo, ÄGYPTEN

Sanaa Seif

Dear Counsellor,

Human rights activist Sanaa Seif, 26, has been arbitrarily detained since 23 June 2020 pending investigations into unfounded “terrorism”-related and other bogus charges, solely stemming from her exercise of her right to freedom of expression and her peaceful activism. She is a prisoner of conscience, who should be immediately and unconditionally released.

We therefore urge you to immediately and unconditionally release Sanaa Seif and ensure that all charges against her are dropped.

Pending her release, I urge you to ensure that she is provided with the means to regularly communicate with her family and lawyer, and access to adequate health care.

We also urge you to take measures to end the relentless harassment of her family, and conduct independent, impartial and thorough investigations into the assault against Sanaa Seif, her mother and sister in front of the Tora Prison Complex on 22 June in full view of security forces.  

Yours sincerely,