Neama Hisham, wife of political prisoner and human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer, has been forced to delete a tweet which described an attack on her husband whilst in detention.
Jailed Egyptian rights lawyer’s wife ‘freed’ after detention
Neamatallah Hisham, the wife of prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer, has reportedly been freed after being detained earlier on Monday.
Egypt union: Police tortured doctor to death in custody
The Egyptian Doctors Syndicate has accused the head of Gamasa police station in the Dakahlia Governorate of torturing a doctor to death whilst he was in pretrial detention.
Ex-Egyptian MP dies in prison, the eighth political prisoner death in three months
A former member of parliament died in an Egyptian prison on Monday in the third death in less than 48 hours and the eighth this year, a rights group told Middle East Eye.
Egypt: former MP is third prisoner to die within 48 hours
A human rights organisation confirmed the death of a prisoner in Egypt on Monday as a result of medical negligence, the third such case within 48 hours. The Egyptian Network for Human Rights said on Facebook that former MP Ragab Abu Zaid Zair, 80, died in the ICU of New …
Egypt: Human rights groups warn of ‘torture and abuse’ at Badr prison complex
Human rights groups said on Monday that collective punishment is taking place at Egypt’s Badr prison complex, as they warned of “numerous suicide attempts and hunger strikes among detainees”.
Alaa Abdel Fattah’s sister to address Human Rights Council as alarm sounded over prison suicide attempts
The sister of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah will appear before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday to campaign for her brother’s release, as a human rights group warned that inmates at Egypt’s recently constructed Badr prison were suffering “horrific abuses”, with many attempting suicide.
‘Refrigerator’: a nightmare which haunts detainees in Egypt
“Refrigerator” is a term used to describe small rooms inside the Egyptian police stations affiliated with the Egyptian National Security Agency (an internal intelligence agency), which hosts many detainees in inhumane conditions, without being subject to any judicial or legal oversight.
Egypt: political prisoner Al-Morsi tortured to death
Egypt’s security agents have tortured Mohammad Al-Sayyed Al-Morsi to death in the Damietta detention centre. The Arabic language teacher, 52, was detained on 21 February and subjected to systematic torture in the centre run by the National Security Agency, said his family.
Egypt: Detained poet launches hunger strike in protest against ‘inhumane’ conditions
Egyptian poet Galal al-Behairy has launched a hunger strike to demand his release from prison, where he has been held for the past five years over a poem allegedly against the military.