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Egypt: Human Rights Defender Ill-Treated in Solitary: Gasser Abdel-Razek, Mohamed Basheer and Karim Ennarah

, Index number: MDE 12/3382/2020

Between 15 and 19 November 2020, Egyptian security forces arrested Mohamed Basheer, Karim Ennarah, and Gasser Abdel-Razek, senior staff at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), a leading independent human rights NGO. They are arbitrarily detained pending investigations into “terrorism” and other unfounded charges, solely in retaliation for EIPR’s human rights work. EIPR Executive Director Gasser Abdel-Razek is being held in solitary confinement in cruel and inhuman conditions at the Liman Tora Prison.

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