Nasser, a Moroccan born in Egypt, had been living in Israel for four years and became pregnant in 2014.
When her first child was born, she decided to leave the country and return to Egypt.
“I knew that it was not right that I was going to leave my country for a country that I did not know, that I had not met, that was not my country,” she said.
“That was the biggest turning point in my life.
I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to leave Egypt.
It has made a big difference.”
But she said she was not sure if she would return to her country, given the country’s ongoing political instability.
“It’s a dangerous situation,” she added.
The UN has been pressing Egypt to release more than 500 political prisoners, which it says are being held without charges or due process. “
If the government wants to be able to go to the international community and say ‘we have a problem here, we need help’, that’s not going to happen.”
The UN has been pressing Egypt to release more than 500 political prisoners, which it says are being held without charges or due process.
“As long as the Egyptian authorities continue to resist international pressure, the situation is unlikely to improve,” said Mina Khoury, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and Human Rights.
“What has been achieved by the Egyptian government over the last six months is an extraordinary achievement, but we should not forget that these people remain imprisoned and that the human rights situation remains appalling.”