The UN is concerned about the fact that the Egyptian government has failed to open a proper investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of prominent economist Ayman Hadhoud.
Egypt releases new batch of political prisoners
The Presidential Pardon Committee in Egypt yesterday announced the release of a new batch of political prisoners who are being held in “pretrial detention”.
Egypt: Rights group calls for release of 145 women, 89 children in prison
In light of the reactivation of the Presidential Pardon Committee in April, Egyptian rights group Belady has called for releasing 145 women and 89 children imprisoned on political grounds, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported on Friday.
Detainees in new Egypt’s Badr prison complex complain about conditions
Detainees that have been transferred to the new Badr prison complex in Egypt have complained about the conditions there, reports Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.
Egypt: Aboul Fotouh sends his family his final will from prison
Prominent opposition figure Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh has written his will and included it in a letter to his family as his health continues to deteriorate with no adequate medical care from prison authorities.
UN: Egypt received most communications from UN on enforced disappearances globally
Egypt has received more communications from the United Nations on enforced disappearances than any other country, according to the UN’s special rapporteur on human rights defenders.
Prisoner allegedly ‘tortured to death’ at Egypt prison
An Egyptian rights group monitored reported the death of an inmate at the Gamasa maximum-security prison in northeastern Egypt amid official denial.
Egypt: Dozens protest in Gamassa prison over death of two inmates
Dozens of Egyptian prisoners were subject to beatings in a maximum security prison over the weekend as security forces attempted to suppress a protest over the death of two inmates.
Young Egyptian man who died in police custody suffered torture, report finds
An Egyptian man who died in police custody was subjected to brutal and harsh interrogation, which amounted to torture practice, a rights group claimed on Friday.
Rights group says highschooler Mostafa Montaser died in police custody due to torture, authorities deny
Following the July death of a young man held in police custody in Alexandria, claimed by a rights organization to be the result of his subjection to torture, investigating authorities issued an official statement last week to absolve the police force of any responsibility in the case.