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Hoda Abdel Moneim

A human rights lawyer, a former member of the National Council for Human Rights, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms

Arrest: On November 1, 2018, Hoda was arrested from her home

Violations: Arbitrary arrest

Case/cases info

  • Charges: promoting false news and statements, misusing a social media outlet, knowingly taking part in a terrorist group and promoting its purposes.
  • On 1 November 2019, Hoda was arrested from her home and forcibly disappeared for 20 days.
  • On November 21, Hoda appeared before the State Security Prosecution in connection with Case 1552 of 2018 State Security, and the Public Prosecution charged her with joining and financing a terrorist group, and spreading false news.
  • On August 23, 2021, the Supreme State Security Prosecution referred the case of Hoda Abdel Moneim to trial before the Emergency State Security Criminal Court, pending case 1552 of 2018, State Security. The prosecution charged her with membership in a terrorist group and spreading false news about violations by the security forces through a Facebook page called the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms, financing the terrorist group, and possessing publications to promote the group’s goals.

Detention conditions

Hoda Abdel Moneim suffers from poor detention conditions in Qanater Prison, including poor ventilation, high humidity, in a room with a small and high window, and has been deprived for long periods of her right to visits from her relatives and lawyer.

Health condition:

Hoda’s pre-existing health problems were significantly exacerbated during her detention, due to her being denied necessary regular medication. In January 2020, Hoda had a heart attack in prison, but the treatment she received was inadequate and her transfer to hospital was delayed. In light of the fact that Hoda and her family members have also been prevented from accessing medical reports on her health and psychological status since November 2020, Hoda complained about the possibility of her having kidney failure and the need for a heart catheterization in October 2021.


arbitrary arrest – recycled cases – deteriorating conditions of detention – medical neglect, denial of medication, denial of visitation, poor conditions of detention – enforced disappearance

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