Egyptian lawyer Khaled Ali on Thursday said prison authorities have denied him access to Egyptian-British political prisoner Alaa Abd el-Fattah, who has not been allowed lawyer visits since 2020, despite having acquired an official permit, the first in over a year.
The aunt of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah has accused Egyptian authorities of intending to let him to “die”, in a series of tweets posted onto social media on Tuesday.
Imprisoned Egyptian-British political prisoner Alaa Abd el-Fattah is still on hunger strike, his family has said, denouncing claims to the contrary by a government-appointed human rights council.
The US Senate’s longest serving member has rebuked Egyptian authorities for continuing to detain activist and blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah, calling his treatment “reminiscent of the Middle Ages”.
A security source denied circulated rumors on a satellite channel loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood about the death of a suspect at a police station in the Matruh Governorate from torture.
Leaked photos of the corpse of Egyptian economic researcher Ayman Hadhoud suggest he was tortured before his death, contrary to official claims.
Rights groups have raised concerns about the whereabouts of a prominent Egyptian journalist after she was detained by security officials on Thursday.
A leading human rights advocacy group is urging Egyptian authorities to release the autopsy report and investigate the suspicious death of an economic researcher detained two months ago.
Egypt’s interior ministry is currently building a new prison complex in Sinai, northeast of the country, enough to accommodate 20,000 inmates, according to a local media outlet.
Omar Hadhoud, the brother of economic researcher Ayman Hadhoud who was discovered on Saturday to have died in custody at a psychiatric hospital one month earlier, was summoned on Monday for questioning by the Public Prosecution, he told Mada Masr.