Egyptian authorities blocked the ِANHRI's website

Egyptian authorities blocked the ِANHRI's website

Egyptian authorities blocked the website of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) inside Egypt on Sunday.
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Egyptian authorities blocked the website of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) inside Egypt on Sunday, making it the first human rights website to be blocked inside Egypt, after dozens of news websites were blocked in Egypt during the past three months.

The Network issued a statement denouncing the blocking of its website and saying it is “a mockery of the Egyptian law and constitution by the authorities, who are supposed to respect and uphold the law”. The Network says it will remain committed to its mission to defending freedom of expression and human rights in the Arab world despite the attack.

The statement described the act against ANHRI’s website as a “very serious development, as it is the first website of a human rights group so far on the list of blocked websites, which raises concerns this might be a step towards introducing a new trend, this time electronically, after a series of security attacks that used the law as a disguise – against human rights defenders and civil society organizations working on defending human rights” said the Network.

Source: ANHRI + DCMF

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