The ECBA Human Rights Committee, along with members of the global legal community, signed a Joint Statement in solidarity with Egyptian lawyer Mohamed el-Baqer.

Mr Mohamed el-Baqer awaits his verdict on baseless criminal charges on December 20, 2021, following years of reprisal by the Egyptian state. 

The ECBA calls on the Egyptian authorities to drop all charges against el-Baqer, to promptly release him unconditionally, and to lift the restrictive measures imposed on him for his work as an attorney.  We further call on the Egyptian authorities to halt the targeting of Egyptian lawyers for their legal defense work and exercise of fundamental freedoms. 

Photo credit: Hossam el-Hamalawy