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Without a trace: extrajudicial detention continues in Egypt

Islam Ahmad Khamis is a young Egyptian in his thirties. For seven years, his mother waited for him to return home after he was arrested one day in the winter of 2015 and was subjected to enforced disappearance — extrajudicial detention — on four occasions by the authorities. After disappearing …

Egyptian artist faces ‘terrorism-related charges’

A Cairo state security prosecutor ordered this week the detention of Egyptian artist Amir Abdel-Ghani for 15 days, pending further investigation into “terrorism-related” charges, nine days after he was reportedly taken by unidentified men to an unknown location believed to be the state security agency, according to his lawyer.

Egypt refers illegal encroachments on Nile to military prosecution

The Egyptian government is cracking down on illegal encroachments on the Nile River. In a statement on July 9, Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aty said that the government is taking immediate action to preserve its waterways and is referring violators to military prosecution.

Egypt: Flawed investigation into death in custody missed opportunity for justice

The Egyptian authorities have failed to conduct an independent, effective, and transparent investigation into the suspicious death in custody of the economist Ayman Hadhoud, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. The prosecutors who investigated his death ignored mounting evidence that the authorities forcibly disappeared, tortured and otherwise ill-treated …