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On Friday, the Egyptian security forces arrested the researcher Patrick George Zaki [Pātrīk Jūrj Zakī] at Cairo Airport after he had flown there from Italy. Following his arrest, he disappeared until Saturday afternoon when he stood before the al-Manṣūra prosecution in al-Daqhaliyyah governorate.
The Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms expressed its deep concern over the human rights situation in Egypt, where the matter has reached the point of threatening rights organizations with either closure or arrest.
Egyptian human rights activists demanded the end of police arbitrary practices against political prisoners held in custody. The activists called on the Parliament to amend the present legislation that permits successive custody terms that may last for several years. The custodial sentence is...
Last April, during President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi’s meeting with the French President François Hollande, al-Sisi said: ‘The region we live in is very turbulent, and European standards don’t work considering the current circumstances that the region is exposed to.’ Al-Sisi added, ‘I say this to...
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