Egyptian security forces forcibly disappeared a former student leader from his home in Cairo last week, according to his legal representatives, prompting calls by rights groups and his family for an investigation and news on his whereabouts.
Tantawi postpones return to Egypt to kickstart presidential bid after arrest of family members, supposed supporters
Facing the arrest of a number of his supporters and family members, Ahmed Tantawi, a former MP and Karama Party leader party who announced his bid for the 2024 presidential elections last month, said that he will postpone his return to Egypt to an undisclosed date later this week.
Egyptian authorities have arrested at least 16 supporters of Al-Ahly Sporting Club during a football match in Cairo, accusing them of belonging to a banned fan group.
Neama Hisham, wife of political prisoner and human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer, has been forced to delete a tweet which described an attack on her husband whilst in detention.
Neamatallah Hisham, the wife of prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer, has reportedly been freed after being detained earlier on Monday.
A prominent Egyptian physician and a former marketing manager at Pfizer Middle East has been interrogated before a state security prosecutor, more than a week after he had been reportedly subjected to enforced disappearance by the authorities.
An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced two women – a mother and grandmother – to three years in prison for offering a newborn baby for sale on the social media site Facebook, according to the London-based newspaper Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed.
The Egyptian Doctors Syndicate has accused the head of Gamasa police station in the Dakahlia Governorate of torturing a doctor to death whilst he was in pretrial detention.
“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.
A group of Egyptian human rights organisations are demanding that the government stop forcible disappearances and that authorities carry out independent investigations into perpetrators.