Victory in Egypt

Victory in Egypt 

ELAW partners in Egypt at the Habi Center for Environmental Rights are celebrating victory for the community of Arab Abu Saa’id.

Residents faced accusations of “thuggery” for holding a peaceful sit-in at the Helwan Fertilizer Company, to protest harmful ammonia emissions. 

Last month, an Egyptian court cleared residents of the charges.

ELAW scientists worked with partners at the Habi Center to provide the information they needed on ammonia leaks and model factory inspection protocol. 

The prosecutor has appealed, but Habi will continue to fight these unjust charges. 

For more information, see:
Court clears accusations of thuggery against residents of Arab Abu Saa’id

Maggie Keenan
Communications Director

Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide

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