Egypt: Abused Egyptian activist unjustly detained: Moaz Al-Sharqawy

Egyptian activist Moaz Al-Sharqawy is at risk of prolonged unjust imprisonment solely due to the peaceful exercise of his human rights. On 11 May, security forces arrested him from his Cairo home and subjected him to an enforced disappearance for 23 days, during which period he was beaten while blindfolded and interrogated without a lawyer present. On 3 June, he appeared before prosecutors who ordered his detention pending investigations into bogus charges of joining and funding a terrorist group. He is held at the notorious Badr 3 prison – where conditions violate the absolute prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment – and is denied regular access to their families and lawyers.

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