Egypt releases activist Ramishas after renunciation of nationality | Human Rights News

While Shaath was detained, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi continued to suppress political dissidents.

After the Egyptian authorities forced the Egyptian-Palestinian rights activist Ramy Shaath to renounce his Egyptian citizenship, he was released from detention for more than 900 days.

A family statement on Saturday said, Shah – Members of several secular political groups in Egypt and co-founder of the Egyptian pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement – ​​were released on Thursday night and handed over to a representative of the Palestinian Authority before flying to Cairo Jordan.

It added that he is now on his way to France.

Shaath’s French wife Celine Lebrun Shaath was deported from Egypt after being arrested. She lobbied the French government to pressure Egypt to release him.

The Egyptian authorities did not immediately comment on his release.

“If we are happy that the Egyptian authorities heard our call for freedom, we regret that they forced Lamy to renounce his Egyptian citizenship as a prerequisite for his unconditional release,” the family declared. Say.


Shaath was arrested in Egypt in June 2019 and was detained before trial along with other activists on charges of assisting a “terrorist” organization.

While he was detained, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi continued to suppress political dissidents, which engulfed liberal critics and the Muslims who led Sisi to step down in 2013 Member of the Brotherhood.

El-Sisi and his supporters say there is No political prisoners in EgyptAfter the 2011 uprising, in order to stabilize the country, security measures are necessary.

In a statement last month, several NGOs asked President Emmanuel Macron about the fate of Shaas. A year later, the French leader stated that he had raised him to Sisi. Case.

However, Macron made it clear at the time that human rights will not be a condition for establishing economic and military relations with Cairo.

France stated in May that it will deliver 30 Rafale fighters to Egypt at a price of 4 billion euros ($4.8 billion) from 2024 to strengthen its military partnership with Cairo.