Eritrea/Egypt: Arbitrary detention/ Fear of torture and other ill treatment

Eritrea/Egypt: Arbitrary detention/ Fear of torture and other ill treatment

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Index Number: AFR 64/004/2008
Date Published: 13 August 2008
Categories: Eritrea

Between 12 and 19 June 2008, up to 1,200 Eritrean asylum-seekers were forcibly returned from Egypt to Eritrea. While almost all of the returned women with children and those who were pregnant were released after some weeks in detention, the majority of the male and single female Eritreans that were returned are held without charge.


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