Already faced with the prospect of spending several years in overcrowded and often violent jails, Egypt‘s political prisoners are often charged with crimes they allegedly committed while behind bars.
A Middle East rights watchdog has gathered testimonies from families of Egyptian political prisoners detailing authorities’ arbitrary refusal of food items sent to prisoners.
After she spent more than 1,000 days in prison for defending a woman’s right to drive, Saudi authorities recently released activist Loujain al-Hathloul.
Political science professor Hazem Hosny was released from prison by the State Security Prosecution on Monday after 17 months in remand detention. According to lawyer Khaled Ali, he has been ordered to remain under house arrest as a condition of his release.
On 20 February 2021 Manar Abouelnaga and her son appeared in front of Egypt’s state security prosecution two years after their forcible disappearance. Al-Baraa was just three-years-old.
Rasha Safwat, wife of Colonel Ahmed Konsowa, who announced his plan to run for presidency in 2017, has appealed to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to release her husband from prison, Al Jazeera reported on Sunday.
An Egyptian student at the Central European University in Vienna has been arbitrarily detained in Egypt, with his family fearing for his safety after he accused local security forces of torturing and beating him.
In January 2016, 14-year-old Mohamed was staying up late studying for midterm exams. One night, unidentified security forces burst into his family’s apartment, stormed his bedroom and upended his desk, driving him away in an unmarked microbus.
Political prisoners lodged in Egyptian prisons have sought the intervention of US President Joe Biden to end human rights violations in their country and to seek their release.
The whereabouts of lawyer Islam Salama have been unknown for 19 days, three weeks after an order for his release on bail from a Mahalla prosecution office.