Feminist Activist Mozn Hassan Released on Bail Amounting to EGP 30,000


20 Jun 2018

The investigative judge in case 173 (known as the NGO Foreign Funding Case) ordered the release of feminist activist and Woman Human Rights Defender (WHRD) Mozn Hassan, Founder and Executive Director of Nazra for Feminist Studies, on bail amounting to 30,000 EGP, on charges of: Establishing an entity in violation of the law and conducting activities that do not abide by the purposes of the organization with the intention of harming national security, receiving foreign funding with the intention of harming national security, and tax evasion.


Nazra for Feminist Studies condemns the charges directed against its Executive Director, which come in a context where civil society organizations’ work is restricted, and the public sphere is closed. Nazra for Feminist Studies further urges Egyptian Authorities to drop case 173, which seeks to punish WHRDs and HRDs for their legitimate work on feminist and human rights issues.