Hossam Bahgat, Egypt

Hossam Bahgat, founder and director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), is a leading defender of civil rights and liberties in Egypt.

Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award celebrates the valor of individuals who put their lives on the line to protect the dignity and rights of others. Human Rights Watch collaborates with these courageous activists to create a world in which people live free of violence, discrimination, and oppression.

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