Egyptian public officials have demanded visiting prisons and police stations following a recent report issued by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the torture of prisoners.
The United States Department of State announced three weeks ago that it would withhold $95.7 million in aid from Egypt and delay a further $195 million because of the country’s lack of respect for human rights. This decision surprised analysts as much as it reportedly startled the Egyptian government. Recent …
A lawyer involved in the investigation of an Italian student murdered in Egypt has been arrested by Egyptian authorities as he attempted to leave the country, a rights group said on Tuesday.
Amnesty International has urged Egypt to release 24 Nubian activists who were arrested after holding a protest that called on Cairo to respect their cultural rights.
Lawyer Abdel Moneim Metwally Hegazy, one of the founders of the Association of the Families of the Disappeared, disappeared from Cairo International Airport on Sunday as he was preparing to depart on a flight to Geneva to attend a session of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary …
High commissioner for human rights: Egypt uses state of emergency to systematically restrict civil society
Egypt has used the state of emergency imposed in April 2017 to systematically silence civil society and close civic space, under the guise of countering terrorism, said United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein in a speech on Monday.
After being blocked for 48 hours, Human Rights Watch is now accessible again in Egypt. Last Thursday, the organisation announced that the Egyptian authorities had blocked its website a day after it released a report on systematic torture in the country’s jails.
Egypt has blocked the website of Human Rights Watch just a day after the organisation released a report on systematic torture in the country’s jails. The report, titled “We Do Unreasonable Things Here” and based on the accounts of 19 former detainees and the family of another, claimed Egyptian authorities …
Egypt has failed to meet basic rules of international human rights law as widespread arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and torture against dissidents have become common since 2013, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says in a new report.
Al Jazeera journalist, Mahmoud Hussein, has been denied access to medical care by Egyptian authorities at Tora prison, where he has been detained for eight months, despite the fact that he requires an undergo an operation.