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Egypt: Arbitrarily detained researcher beaten and accused of terrorism: Ahmed Samir Santawy

, Index number: MDE 12/4210/2021

The undersigned organizations condemn new criminal investigations against researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy and his ongoing arbitrary detention, which stems from his academic work on women’s sexual and reproductive rights. We are alarmed by reports that Ahmed Samir Santawy had been subjected to beatings in prison and call on the authorities to open prompt and effective investigations. We also urge on the Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Ahmed Samir Santawy, and to allow him to travel to continue his master’s studies at the Central European University (CEU) in Austria.

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