Egypt: Further information: Human rights defender tortured in detention: Alaa Abdel Fattah, Mohamed Baker, Neama Hisham

The Egyptian authorities have subjected Egyptian-British prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and human rights defender and lawyer Mohamed Baker to a litany of human rights violations since their arrests on 29 September 2019, including arbitrary detention, unfair trial, torture and other ill-treatment, and periodic bans on family visits. In their latest attack on prisoners, authorities in Badr 1 prison stripped, beat and otherwise abused Mohamed Baker on 10 April and subsequently placed him in solitary confinement. Authorities also arrested Neama Hisham, Mohamed Baker’s wife, on 17 April and took her to an undisclosed location, after she reported on his assault.

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