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Social anthropology student detained without charge in Egypt

Social anthropology student detained without charge in Egypt

The European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) is deeply concerned by the detention without charge of Mr Ahmed Samir Abd El-Hai Ali, a Sociology and Social Anthropology Masters student at Central European University, Vienna, by Egyptian security services in Cairo. Mr Abd El-Hai Ali is a researcher and student of good standing, working on the history of reproductive law and policy in Egypt.

EASA urges the government of Egypt to take all steps necessary to ensure Ahmed’s swift and safe release, that his legal rights are respected and that he is afforded all legal assistance necessary. The EASA President joined with the President of the AAA and the Chair of the ASA to send a letter to the authorities. For more information see CEU's statement.

EASA is a professional association seeking to promote education and research in social anthropology with a membership of over 3,000 individuals from across the world.