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Egypt: Further information: Man at risk of torture if extradited to Russia

, رقم الوثيقة: MDE 12/034/2009

Ibrahim Zautdinovich Mankiev, a 32-year-old Russian man of Ingush ethnicity, faces imminent extradition to Russia, where he would be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. He is being detained incommunicado in Egypt.

Further information on UA: 307/09 Index: MDE 12/034/2009 Egypt Date: 3 December 2009
URGENT ACTION
MAN AT RISK OF TORTURE IF EXTRADITED TO RUSSIA
Ibrahim Zautdinovich Mankiev, a 32-year-old Russian man of Ingush ethnicity, faces imminent
extradition to Russia, where he would be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. He is being
detained incommunicado in Egypt.
The Russian authorities are now believed to have requested the extradition of Ibrahim Zautdinovich Mankiev, who
was arrested by Egyptian security services in Alexandria on 10 November. It is believed he has been held in
incommunicado detention since.
If returned to Russia, Ibragim Zautdinovich Mankiev might face an unfair trial and be at risk of torture and other ill-
treatment in order to extract confessions from him.
Amnesty International opposes the extradition of Ibrahim Zautdinovich Mankiev to Russia. Amnesty International
regularly receives reports of detainees being tortured or otherwise ill-treated in Russia, and of the authorities failing
to investigate such reports effectively, or bring those responsible to justice. Amnesty International has documented
many cases of use of torture and other ill-treatment of suspects in the North Caucasus. Confessions extracted
under torture have been used in trials, which failed to meet international standards for fair trial. There have been
also many reports of convicted people from the North Caucasus being sent to remote prison colonies elsewhere in
Russia, where they have been subjected to torture and other inhuman and degrading treatment.
PLEASE WRITE IMMEDIATELY in Arabic, English or your own language:
Calling on the Egyptian authorities not to extradite Ibrahim Zautdinovich Mankiev, who is at risk of being tortured
or suffering other ill-treatment and who might face an unfair trial if returned to Russia;
requesting that the Egyptian authorities disclose Ibrahim Zautdinovich Mankiev’s whereabouts, and give him
access to lawyers of his choice, his family and any medical attention he may require;
urging the authorities to ensure that he is not tortured or otherwise ill-treated.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 14 JANUARY 2010 TO:
Minister of the Interior
Habib Ibrahim El Adly
Ministry of the Interior
25 El Sheikh Rihan Street
Bab al-Louk, Cairo, Egypt
Fax: +20 22 796 0682
Email: moi@idsc.gov.eg
Salutation: Dear Minister
Prosecutor General
Abd El-Megeed Mahmoud
Dar al-Qadha al-'Ali
Ramses Street, Cairo, Egypt
Fax: +20 22 577 4716
Salutation: Dear Counsellor
And copies to:
Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign
Affairs for Human Rights
Wael Abu al-Magd
Human Rights and International
Humanitarian and Social Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Corniche al-Nil, Cairo, Egypt
Fax: +20 22 574 9713
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives of Egypt accredited to your country. Please check with your section office if sending appeals after
the above date. This is the first update of UA 307/09 Index: MDE 12/034/2009
Date: 3 December 2009
URGENT ACTION
MAN AT RISK OF TORTURE IF EXTRADITED TO RUSSIA
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Ibrahim Zautdinovich Mankiev and his wife, Maret Mankieva, were both arrested by plainclothes police officers in Alexandria on
10 November after visiting the Russian consulate to renew his passport. They were detained in a police building in Alexandria
probably a State Security Investigations (SSI) facility. Maret Mankieva was released the same day; the security forces instructed
her to take them to her home in Alexandria, which they subsequently searched without a warrant. Before she left the detention
facility, she was permitted to see her husband. She has stated that his legs and hands had been bound and he was bleeding from
wounds on his head and face, where the police officers had beaten him during his detention.
Maret Mankieva has not been permitted to see her husband since, or pass on his personal belongings to him. The authorities have
not officially acknowledged holding him. No charges are known to have been brought against him and it is believed he is still
detained in Alexandria.
Ibrahim Zautdinovich Mankiev and Maret Mankieva have been living in Egypt since 2006. They left Russia in order to escape the
harassment they had been subjected to by the authorities in Russia in connection with Ibrahim Zautdinovich Mankiev’s religious
activity. He has continued to study Islam whilst in Egypt and he intended to apply to a university to further his Islamic studies.
The Russian consulate in Egypt apparently was unable to renew Ibrahim Zautdinovich Mankiev’s passport, and claimed at the
time that they had no information about him in their records.
In June at least six Russian nationals were forcibly returned from Egypt, following a wave of arrests in late May of foreign
students including about 35 Russians. Four other Russians were deported from Egypt on 18 June, detained on arrival in Russia
and then released after questioning.
Further information on UA: 307/09 Index: MDE 12/034/2009 Issue Date: 3 December 2009

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