General Prosecutor Nabil Sadeq instructed prosecutors to inspect prisons periodically without notification in order to assure that the rights of prisoners in custody are being met, in accordance with the Constitution and Egyptian law.
Egyptian authorities took punitive action against 2,297 student activists nationwide between 2013 and 2016, according to a report by the Egypt-based Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, supported by the Norwegian Students and Academics International Assistance Fund.
An Egyptian court today slapped six former police officers with prison terms after finding them guilty of torturing a man to death in 2012, according to a local judicial source.
Al Matariya Misdemeanour Court upheld on Monday a three-year imprisonment sentence for two police officers in Al Matariya Doctor’s Case.
Egyptian authorities announced on Saturday that they have renewed the detention of Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein for the fifth time. Hussein will be held for a further 45 days.
A 21-year-old Irishman on hunger strike in an Egyptian prison has become so weak that he is using a wheelchair, his lawyer has said. Ibrahim Halawa has been in jail without trial for more than three years.
The Ministry of Interior released on Friday a statement that explained details of a police raid that targeted suspects allegedly affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood, who were reportedly involved in the execution and planning of military operations against state institutions in Cairo.
Egypt may have faked a counter-insurgency raid and broadcast the footage to cover up the extrajudicial killings of between four and 10 men, Human Rights Watch said in a new report published on Friday.
The National Council for Human Rights and the Interior Ministry, on Thursday, signed a joint protocol of cooperation for organizing training sessions for policemen on human rights. Members of the council and representatives of the ministry sectors were in attendance at the council headquarters in Giza.
Sisi’s crackdown on the opposition far exceeds the darkest period of repression during the Mubarak era. Human rights groups claim that as many as 60,000 political prisoners now languish in Egypt’s jails. (At the end of Mubarak’s rule, the figure was between 5,000 and 10,000.) Egypt’s prisons are filled to …