Hassan, Bahey eldin

Bahey el din Hassan – The founder of the Egyptian human rights movement

63-year-old Bahey el din Hassan is the co-founder and Director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS). He is one of Egypt's leading human rights activists and helped found the Egyptian human rights movement in the 1980s.

Hassan fought against the human rights abuses by the Mubarak regime for more than 20 years. He also lectures and writes on human rights and democratic transformation in the Arab region.