EGYPT / Detained October 21, 2015
Hisham Gaafar is a prominent Egyptian journalist, researcher, and the director of the Mada Foundation for Media Development. On October 21, 2015, police forces stormed Gaafar’s office without a warrant, searched the premises, and arrested Gaafar.
The prosecution charged Gaafar with belonging “to a banned group [Muslim Brotherhood] and international bribery.” The Arabic Network For Human Rights Information claimed that his report titled “Strengthening the Democratic Political Sphere in Egypt” led to his detention in October 2015. Lend your voice and share a solidarity tweet to help #SetThemFree!