Egypt – Human rights – Release of Mahmoud Mohamed Hussein (March 23, 2016)


France welcomes the release of Egyptian student Mahmoud Mohamed Hussein after 760 days in detention without trial.

We hope that this decision will be final and hope that other prisoners held on similar charges will be released.

As the judicial hearings of several human rights activists are just getting underway, France calls for respect for civil society actors who have a key role to play in establishing democracy and the rule of law.