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Egypt: Further Information: Held incommunicado despite release order: Islam Khalil

, Index number: MDE 12/0023/2019

On 19 February 2019, a judge ordered the conditional release of Egyptian activist Islam Khalil. On 25 February, the police moved Islam to al-Santa police station to complete his release procedures, but instead of releasing him the authorities held him incommunicado. On 10 March 2018, Islam was forcibly disappeared after National Security Agency officers had abducted him. He remained in arbitrary detention for almost a year facing the trumped-up charges of “membership in an illegal group” and “disseminating false information.” His family believe that Islam is at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment while in incommunicado detention.

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