Reports

During the 1980’s after an Egyptian trainee group returned from the US, a group of police officers proposed to build a new high security prison complex based on what they had seen in the US. The proposal was heartily welcomed...

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In the case known as the Kafr el-Sheikh Stadium case, where seven defendants were sentenced to death, EgyptWatch has learnt from a victim's spouse the lengths to which prison authorities go to to inflict pain and torture upon the inmates...

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An Egyptian military court has sentenced eight individuals - all civilians - to death and another 18 to lengthy prison terms, after a grossly unfair military trial that relied on “confessions” extracted under horrific torture, including defendants being whipped with...

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Almost half of European Union (EU) member states have flouted an EU-wide suspension on arms transfers to Egypt, risking complicity in a wave of unlawful killings, enforced disappearances and torture, Amnesty International said today. Despite the suspension imposed after hundreds...

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Executive summary of the report Compiling the names of the 323 individuals who died in Egyptian detention facilities between August 2013 and September 2015, as a result of the widespread practice of torture and/or denial of medical care, this report...

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On the morning of 17th May 2015, the Prison Authority executed the death sentence on 6 persons who were convicted by a military court in the ‘Arab Sharkas Case’. A year has passed since their execution and on its first...

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Egyptian security forces allegedly tortured a group of 20 people, eight of them children, in February 2016, after an arrest sweep in Alexandria, Human Rights Watch said today. Relatives and lawyers said the authorities refused to acknowledge holding them or...

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The number of extra-judicial killings between January 2016 and March 2016 reached 50 as a result of torture; deliberate medical negligence; poor conditions of detention facilities; and direct extermination. This is in addition to 10 individuals who were killed in...

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Enforced disappearance refers to the arrest, detention, abduction, or any form of deprivation of liberty that is carried out by agents of the state, or those individuals or groups which function upon permission, or by consent of the state. This...

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Egypt has seen a dramatic increase in arbitrary arrests of dissidents since the events of July 2013, and no segment of Egyptian society has been spared. The number of detainees inside Egyptian detention centres has reached an astounding number of...

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