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Over 26,000 cases of arbitrary arrests recorded within 18 months


August 8, 2016
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The Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms reported that during 2015 and the first half of 2016, the number of arbitrary arrests reached 26,207; with 3,207 cases reported in the first half of 2016, including 169 girls and women.

The arrests in the first half of 2016 by month are as follows:

  • January: 1,268 arrests
  • February: 122 arrests
  • March: 155 arrests
  • April: 1,009 arrests
  • May: 196 arrests
  • June: 146 arrests

Arbitrary arrests and detention are the arrest or detention of an individual, or a group of individuals, in a case in which there is no likelihood or evidence that they committed a crime against legal statute, or in which there has been no proper due process of law.

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