Egyptian WHRD Rasha Azab referred to trial on Saturday, February 26, 2022 on charges of defamation and slander.
23 Mar 2022
Rights at stake and state’s obligations
The actor of the backlash
Quoting the Regional Coalition of Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) in the Middle East and North Africa:
"Egyptian journalist, writer, scriptwriter and WHRD Rasha Azab, as she was referred to trial on Saturday, February 26, 2022 on charges of defamation and slander. The background to this trial is due to her solidarity and support for the survivors of crimes of sexual violence committed by (film) director Islam Azazi. Testimonies against him were published on the “Daftar Hekayat” blog, that published numerous testimonies of survivors of sexual violence crimes committed by more than one perpetrator."
see WHRD MENA