Egyptian human rights lawyers said on Monday they are concerned that new amendments to prison laws, which give administrators wider leeway for the use of force, could open the door to more violations in Egypt’s prisons, despite some amendments they see as positive.
Last month, the leader of one of Egypt’s best known opposition movements disappeared. Amr Ali, 32, was taken from his home in Shebeen el-Kom in the Menoufia governorate north of Cairo at around 5pm on 22 September. Amr is the head of the April 6 Youth Movement, a group that was …
CAIRO – “It can happen to anyone, they arrest you for any reason, and they do all these things to you. I feel more and more at risk,” said A, speaking from the terrace of a cosy bar in the Egyptian capital. While he was on his way to join …
Egypt has seen seven death sentences carried out and 246 overturned, with a further 433 still subject to appeal, out of a total of 1,695 death sentences referred to the Grand Mufti since the military coup that deposed the country’s first democratically-elected president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.
A prisoner standing trial for terrorism-related charges has reignited the controversy surrounding poor health care at Egyptian prisons, telling judges at the Giza Criminal Court of inhumane prison treatment that has caused him and his fellow inmates serious diseases.
he defence team of 15 individuals accused of membership of a terrorist cell have requested full access to the case’s papers in a Sunday session at the Hikestep military court.
A monthly meeting by the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) on Wednesday resulted in three council members walking out of the assembly, protesting a recent controversial inspection the council made at a high-security prison.
Egypt’s acting Prosecutor-General Ali Omran ordered on Wednesday the release of 77 detainees who suffer critical medical conditions.
A Muslim Brotherhood leader has died in a Cairo prison, in the latest spate of deaths of anti-regime opponents in detention camps in Egypt.
“There is no systematic torture in Egyptian prisons,” said the head of Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), Mohamed Fayeq, following a recent visit by council members to al-Aqrab Prison, Egypt’s most famous high-security prison facility and one section of the Tora prisons’ complex, south of Cairo.