Egyptian government limiting movement rights of critics
- Nearly 500 journalists, activists, and advocates have been deported from Egypt since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s inauguration in 2013 for having criticized the government, according to one civil rights group.
- Critics of Sisi, the judiciary, and other government powers have been subjected to travel restrictions, limiting their movement in and out of the country.
- Those subject to travel bans often don’t find out about their status until at airports, with the requirement of a judicial order only infrequently being met.
“Egypt’s Latest Tactic Against Critics: Block Their Movements, or Deport Them” (The New York Times)
“Human rights lawyer Amin barred from traveling to Beirut” (Daily News Egypt)
“Egypt: Travel Ban on Women’s Rights Leader” (Human Rights Watch, June 2016)