Reports

The following article is an excerpt from a report that was first published in Arabic by the independent Egyptian daily newspaper al-Shorouk on 21 April 2016. EgyptWatch translated it into English to highlight the radicalisation taking place in Egyptian prisons...

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The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have released a new report Egypt’s Judiciary: a Tool of Repression. Lack of Effective Guarantees of Independence and Impartiality. The report documents the many ways in which the judiciary has been used as a tool...

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Authorities at a maximum security prison in Cairo that holds many political prisoners routinely abuse inmates in ways that may have contributed to some of their deaths. Staff at Scorpion Prison beat inmates severely, isolate them in cramped “discipline” cells,...

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On June 4, 2016, the Minister of Interior opened the “15th of May Central Prison,” south of Cairo, to relieve overcrowding in Cairo’s police stations. The prison is equipped with a hall for the public prosecution for conducting investigations, and...

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A human rights observatory, Journalists Against Torture (JAT), released a report on Sunday in which they say: "Three years have passed since the sit-in in Rabaa al-Adaweyya square was dispersed on the dawn of August 14, 2013, and yet, the rights...

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Egypt has witnessed an increase in cases of torture and killings inside detention centres and prisons within one week. Shocking facts have been uncovered by lawyers and local human rights organisations.   An engineering student loses his mental stability One of...

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The period between July 3, 2013, and July 3, 2016, has been marred by an increase in the promotion of repressive policies instituted by the regime to routinely suppress its opponents. Monitoring operations have uncovered several cases of extra-judicial killings which,...

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Egypt’s National Security Agency (NSA) is abducting, torturing and forcibly disappearing people in an effort to intimidate opponents and wipe out peaceful dissent, said Amnesty International in a damning new report which highlights an unprecedented spike in enforced disappearances since...

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Below is a research paper translated from the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms which discusses military trials of civilians in Egypt. The paper is divided into three sections: (i) The history of military jurisdiction in Egypt, (ii) Military jurisdiction in the contemporary...

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As June 26 marked the annual International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, it was timely to look at the human rights situation is Egypt, which is deteriorating on a daily basis. International and local human rights reports and condemnations...

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