Last Update 22:7
Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Prominent Egyptian rights lawyer Negad El-Borai barred from travel at Cairo airport

Ahram Online , Thursday 26 Jan 2017
Negad El-Borai
Prominent human rights lawyer Negad El-Borai (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Views: 3117
Views: 3117

Egyptian human rights lawyer Negad El-Borai was barred from travel by authorities at Cairo International Airport on Thursday morning as he attempted to board an international flight, Ahram Arabic news website reported, citing security sources at the airport.

Airport officials said that El-Borai was stopped in accordance with a judicial order.

El-Borai was referred to investigation in April over allegations that he formed his United Group law firm without a permit.

El-Borai was on his way to Amman to visit his wife who lives in Jordan.

“I will not appeal the [judge’s] decision or any other decision taken by the government, though if I am referred to court under clear charges I will defend myself,” El-Borai said on his official Twitter account Thursday afternoon.

El-Borai, who resigned from the semi-governmental National Council for Human Rights in 2014, added he is still committed to defending human rights and that he would not leave Egypt.

“We will fight the battle for freedoms until our last breathe,” he said.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.