“Refrigerator” is a term used to describe small rooms inside the Egyptian police stations affiliated with the Egyptian National Security Agency (an internal intelligence agency), which hosts many detainees in inhumane conditions, without being subject to any judicial or legal oversight.
Egypt: Forcible disappearances ‘increasingly widespread and systematic’
A group of Egyptian human rights organisations are demanding that the government stop forcible disappearances and that authorities carry out independent investigations into perpetrators.
Egypt authorities detain TikTok influencer over debauchery
Egyptian judicial authorities renewed the detention of TikTok influencer “Bebo Dumbbell” for 15 days pending investigations into accusations of debauchery and slandering state institutions.
Egypt prisoner on pre-trial detention dies in police station after medical neglect
An Egyptian prisoner has died in Zagazig Police Station due to the conditions of his detention, including a lack of adequate medical attention.
Kuwait calls on Egypt to investigate ‘assault’ on students
Kuwait’s ministry of foreign affairs called on Sunday for the Egyptian authorities to investigate an “assault” on a number of Kuwaiti students by security personnel at a mall in the northern city of Alexandria. The demand came a day after the Kuwaiti parliament demanded that the Gulf State’s ambassador should …
Daesh claims responsibility for Egypt police checkpoint attack
Daesh, have claimed responsibility for an attack on a police checkpoint in Ismailia Governorate, eastern Egypt that killed four people and injured 12 others, Anadolu news agency reported.
Egypt: Militants attack police in Suez Canal city, 4 killed
Suspected Islamic militants attacked a police checkpoint on Friday in Egypt’s Suez Canal city of Ismailia, killing at least four people, including three police officers, officials and state-run media said.
Egypt: Detentions, Repression Follow Protest Calls
Egyptian authorities have reportedly detained hundreds of people in a nationwide crackdown following calls for anti-government protests, Human Rights Watch said today.
Authorities make at least 500 arrests amid heightened security presence
Over 500 people have been arrested and brought before prosecuting authorities in Cairo and elsewhere in the country since the outset of October, several lawyers told Mada Masr, while a heightened security presence remains deployed over public spaces as part of a response to calls to protest on November 11.
Egypt detains family of activist as police prevent protests
The Egyptian authorities this week detained the father and brother of exiled anti-regime YouTuber Abdullah El-Sherif in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, amid an absence of protests despite previous calls for them to be held on Friday.