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Egyptian Blogger Faces a Defamation Case for Highlighting environmental pollution

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Egypt, Breaking News, Environment, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Photography

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information reports on the first defamation case [1] against the blogger Tamer Mabrouk – Elhakika blog [2], by a company called ‘Trust Chemicals’.
“This case aims to silence the voice of a blogger who writes about the crime of polluting a lake that connects many cities and governorates in Egypt,” said Rawda Ahmed, a lawyer at ANHRI. “The photos and the documents being published by the blogger are evidence of a very dangerous human rights violation and should lead to an investigation of the company that is threatening the health of millions of Egyptians and at the same time arbitrarily firing hundreds of contracted workers, ” Ahmed added.