Statement by CEU President and Rector Shalini Randeria on the Exoneration of Our Student Ahmed Samir Santawy.
July 30, 2022: Freedom day! Our student Ahmed Samir Santawy has been released. We rejoice with Ahmed, his family, and his partner @YildizSouheila and all who supported him during these difficult times. Ahmed, we can’t wait to #SeeUatCEU in Vienna for the beginning of term!
#freeahmedsamir #ahmedsamirsantawy #free_ahmed_samir
Statement by CEU President and Rector Shalini Randeria Regarding the Conviction of Our Student Ahmed Samir Santawy
Ahmed Samir's trial was again adjourned to 6/6/22. It doesn't matter how many times Ahmed's trial is adjourned. We stay tuned and will not let up! Stand up for him and demand his immediate release.
Help us advocate for Ahmed Samir Santawy!
Ahmed Samir is a scholar unjustly imprisoned in Egypt for studying women's reproductive rights. We are putting together a video project to show support for Ahmed and to advocate for his freedom! Thread: pic.twitter.com/06LyWAl5nS
Today, the Egyptian Emergency State Security Court (ESSC) will hold a second session in the retrial of researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy. The undersigned organizations call on Egyptian authorities to drop this case and release Santawy immediately.
The only appropriate course of action for the authorities in #Egypt is to quash Ahmed Samir's conviction and sentence immediately.
#ahmedsamirsantawy concerns us all! The student of CEU Vienna was unjustly imprisoned because he researches women's rights in Europe. He believes in Europe and the freedom of scholarship. we stand behind him!
CEU Senate statement on the occasion of CEU Master's student Ahmed Samir Santawy's retrial while still imprisoned in Egypt.
The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights welcome the favorable opinion by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention finding the Egyptian government arbitrarily detained our client Ahmed Samir Santawy in violation of international human rights law. The Working Group held that the government arbitrarily deprived Santawy of his liberty without a legal basis consistent with international human rights standards, violated his rights to a fair trial by denying them access to their lawyers and were discriminatory against Santawy becasue...
The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) presents a detailed reading of Case 774 of 2021 (Emergency State Security Misdemeanour Court in the First Settlement), registered under No. 877 of 2021 (Supreme State Security), in which the Emergency Supreme State Security Court sentenced researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy to four years in prison and ordered him to pay a fine of 500 pounds on charges of publishing false news on a Facebook account attributed to him. This paper analyzes the available official papers of the case, in light of the relevant legislation. It also explains...
Since June 2021, Egypt’s emergency state security courts have handed down unjust verdicts to seven human rights defenders and activists. The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy and 64 civil society organizations from around the world have issued a statement calling on Egyptian President Abdul Fattah El-Sisi to immediately quash these verdicts.