The Court postpones the session for the travel ban and asset freeze to 15 February


14 Dec 2019

The South Cairo Criminal Court - Circuit 15, has decided today to postpone Considering the request to overturn the travel ban decision imposed on feminist activist Mozn Hassan to 15 February 2020, still waiting for  the investigative judge to provide the reasons for the travel ban. The same Court has also decided to postpone considering Nazra’s appeal against the asset freeze order imposed on the organization to the same session.

This is the fifth time the court postpones considering the travel ban order since the first session on 20 June 2019. Despite requesting the reasons for the travel ban from the investigative judge In the last session three months ago, the Court did not receive those reasons yet. in a prolonged legal harassment and intimidation against Nazra and Mozn Hassan.

Nazra and Ms. Hassan have been persecuted and targeted on the background of Case 173/2011, also known as “foreign funding” case through an asset freeze order that was placed by a Cairo Elementary Court’s based on the request of the investigative judge of Case 173. The decision is unprecedented as Nazra is the only NGO in the case that received an asset freeze order. 


This came after Nazra’s founder and executive director Mozn Hassan was prevented from departing Egypt in June 2016 where she was informed that a travel ban order has been imposed on her.

Mozn Hassan is a feminist activist and a laureate of Charlotte Bunch Award for Women Human Rights in 2013 and of Right Livelihood Award, known as the alternative Nobel Prize, for her contribution in working on women rights.