An Egyptian criminal court has acquitted an Irish-Egyptian man kept in pre-trial detention for four years who says he was regularly tortured during his incarceration.
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.
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.
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.
Dozens of Nubian activists were arrested Sunday in Aswan after rallying to demand their right to return to their lands. “We were arrested,” was the last update activist Muhammed Azmy posted to his Facebook on Sunday.
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.
Prosecution authorities in Cairo launched investigations Sunday into the escape of five detained suspects from the police truck carrying them while on its way back to prison after they attended a court session, state-media reported.