A Palestinian man was found dead in the custody of Egyptian police on Sunday, according to the Palestinian Embassy in Cairo.
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.
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 …
Two-hundred and three people held in Egyptian prisons on convictions related to illegal assembly and protest have been pardoned by presidential decree, the presidential spokesperson announced on Monday.
The latest fatality in police custody was reported earlier this week when a young man was reportedly tortured to death after being detained for over two weeks at the Haram Police Station in the Giza governorate.
In a statement to commemorate International Women’s Day, head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council (ERC), Dr Maha Azzam, said Egyptian women have been at the forefront of the Egyptian revolution, despite the threat of arbitrary arrest, torture, rape and disappearance.
Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s son Osama is being abused in the notorious Scorpion prison, statement released by his family said yesterday.
Alexandria Criminal Court released on Sunday Abdel Rahman Yaqot, a photojournalist working for Karmoz website, after being imprisoned for around two years.
107 extrajudicial killings were committed by security forces in Egypt in February 2017, El-Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture has revealed in its report for the month of February.