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Further information on UA 23/91 (MDE 12/01/91, 25 January) - Egypt: fear of torture: Dr. Muhammad Abdul Latif Tala'at

, Index number: MDE 12/008/1991

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: MDE 12/08/91
Distr: UA/SC
15 February 1991
Further information on UA 23/91 (MDE 12/01/91, 25 January 1991) - Fear of Torture
EGYPT:Dr Muhammad Abdul Latif Tala'at
Amnesty International has been informed that Dr Tala'at was released on 9
February. There is no indication that he has been charged. He had been
arrested at his home on 23 January 1991, and there were fears that he would
be subjected to torture.
There were reports that Dr Tala'at was tortured while held in detention.
Amnesty International will continue to investigate these reports, and to urge
the Egyptian authorities to carry out prompt, impartial investigations into
all allegations of torture.
No further action is required. Many thanks to all those who sent appeals
on his behalf.

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