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Without a trace: extrajudicial detention continues in Egypt

Islam Ahmad Khamis is a young Egyptian in his thirties. For seven years, his mother waited for him to return home after he was arrested one day in the winter of 2015 and was subjected to enforced disappearance — extrajudicial detention — on four occasions by the authorities. After disappearing …

Egyptian artist faces ‘terrorism-related charges’

A Cairo state security prosecutor ordered this week the detention of Egyptian artist Amir Abdel-Ghani for 15 days, pending further investigation into “terrorism-related” charges, nine days after he was reportedly taken by unidentified men to an unknown location believed to be the state security agency, according to his lawyer.

Nation’s Future Party members file dozens of legal complaints against 3 Mada Masr journalists

A number of Nation’s Future Party MPs have filed dozens of complaints against three Mada Masr journalists and against the chief executive at police stations across the country, according to legal paperwork and sources close to the party who spoke to Mada Masr on condition of anonymity.