Rights workers criticize a statement by the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) asserting that all complaints by detainees in maximum-security Al-Aqrab prison concerning access to food and medical care are being dealt with.
A leading human rights lawyer was denied entry on Tuesday to Cairo’s Scorpion Prison, where recent reports have revealed many political prisoners have been subject to severe torture.
An Egyptian journalist appeared before prosecutors after briefly going missing following his arrest two days ago, while the Interior Ministry released a statement dismissing accusations that it subjects individuals to forced disappearances.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi highlighted the importance of abiding by standards of justice, accountability, and human rights in his meeting with National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) President Mohamed Fayek.
The Interior Ministry challenged police officers to find a balance between maintaining security and respecting human rights in a competition it organized, a statement on its Facebook page said Tuesday.
On Thursday December 10th 2015, one of my friends responsible for human rights situation inside Egypt sent me an alarming message describing the violations occurred in the Egyptian infamous Aqrab (Scorpion) prison. These violations, which were taking place specifically in the H4 section Wing 4 at Tuesday and Wednesday 8th …
Five new prisons have been inaugurated, including 15 May Prison, two Minya prisons, Giza Central Prison, and Gamasa Prison.
Egypt’s interior minister approved sending out two medical convoys to the Tora prison complex and to three police stations in Cairo and inmates and detainees are set to be medically examined.
Traces of beatings, bruises and scratches were seen on the body of 29-year old Adel Abdel Samei, lying on a bed inside a morgue late October, after he was detained for two weeks at the notorious North Cairo Matariya police station.
Two hundred days ago, security forces stormed a house in Santa (a district in Gharbiya Governorate) after midnight on May 24. They arrested a young man called Nour Khalil, a college student. He was led out of the house before security returned to arrest his father and his brother Islam, a sales …