In response to the release of human rights lawyer Mahienour el-Massry from prison, Najia Bounaim, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director of Campaigns for North Africa said:
“This is fantastic news for Mahienour who walks free today. She should never have spent a moment behind bars, as she was detained only because of her peaceful activism in Egypt. Her release will come as a huge relief for her family and all those who mobilized tirelessly on her behalf.
“Rare moments of justice like this offer a glimmer of hope to the thousands of other people detained in Egypt…one day soon they too will see justice prevail and, until then, we will continue to campaign for their release.” ~ Najia Bounaim, Deputy Director of Campaigns for North Africa