High-profile Egyptian activist Sherif El-Ruby has been arrested this week and will be in custody for 15 days on charges of “being part of a terrorist group” and “disseminating false news”, less than two weeks after he had been interviewed over the phone by Qatar-funded Al-Jazeera news broadcaster.
Rabaa massacre: A bereaved father’s eyewitness account
I suffer from heart problems, so I left the sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya Square at around dawn in need of rest on the morning of 14 August 2013. My apartment was just a five-minute drive away.
Prisoner allegedly ‘tortured to death’ at Egypt prison
An Egyptian rights group monitored reported the death of an inmate at the Gamasa maximum-security prison in northeastern Egypt amid official denial.
Egypt: Dozens protest in Gamassa prison over death of two inmates
Dozens of Egyptian prisoners were subject to beatings in a maximum security prison over the weekend as security forces attempted to suppress a protest over the death of two inmates.
Egypt: Police arrest seven people protesting home demolitions in strategic Nile island
Egyptian security forces detained seven people on Monday from the Warraq Island on the Nile river in the Giza Governorate, following protests against government plans to remove residents from their homes and make way for a set of development projects.
Young Egyptian man who died in police custody suffered torture, report finds
An Egyptian man who died in police custody was subjected to brutal and harsh interrogation, which amounted to torture practice, a rights group claimed on Friday.
Police arrest man over ‘new femicide killing’ in Egypt
Egyptian security forces arrested a male Egyptian media student on Tuesday following the killing of a female student studying at the same institution, The New Arab’s Arabic-language service Al-Araby Al-Jadeed has reported.
Rights group says highschooler Mostafa Montaser died in police custody due to torture, authorities deny
Following the July death of a young man held in police custody in Alexandria, claimed by a rights organization to be the result of his subjection to torture, investigating authorities issued an official statement last week to absolve the police force of any responsibility in the case.
Egypt denies mysterious death of detainee was from torture
An Egyptian human rights group said on Wednesday that a 19-year-old was tortured to death in custody in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, while the interior ministry claimed the detainee died of natural causes.
Two Egyptian jailed activists allegedly violated in prison
A number of Egyptian human rights groups jointly denounced on Tuesday violations reportedly committed, including physical assault and medical negligence, against two jailed activists earlier this month.