Egypt’s Interior Ministry denied on Saturday “rumours” about the “collective punishment” of opposition detainees held in the notorious Scorpion Prison, the state-owned news agency MENA has reported.
Egypt’s Ministry of Interior has finalized all security preparations to secure the run-off parliament elections through a comprehensive security plan.
The family of detained human rights lawyer Hoda Abdelmoneim have called on authorities to release her on medical grounds due to a reported deterioration in her health condition.
A mother of three and grandmother of several was blindfolded and beaten repeatedly in detention in Egypt, rights organisation We Record has revealed, before being sexually assaulted and electrocuted on her genitals.
A leading Egyptian rights group, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), said on Monday that its recently detained director Gasser Abdelrazek was “in danger” due to poor conditions in jail.
The human rights organisation We Record has documented several unprecedented violations inside Al-Qanater women’s prison.
Egyptian officials physically assaulted a number of female political prisoners at the Qanatir women’s jail on Saturday in an “unprecedented violation,” a rights group reported.
Hundreds of prisoners at Tora Reception prison in Cairo have been protesting since Friday due to grave mistreatment in the past two weeks, according to two sources who spoke to Mada Masr, one of whom is a human rights lawyer who has been following the events.
The Egyptian author Amin el-Mahdy died on Sunday, soon after his release from a brief detention, sources close to his family have told Middle East Eye.
Egypt’s Ministry of Interior has refused to hand over the body of one of the political prisoners executed over the weekend, allegedly because he was of unknown parentage.