Egypt: Further Information: Protester Risks Decades in Prison For T-Shirt: Mahmoud Hussein

Arbitrarily detained protester Mahmoud Hussein faces up to 25 years in prison simply for wearing a T-shirt with an anti-torture slogan back in January 2014. He was already arbitrarily detained from January 2014 to March 2016 in relation to the same case before being released on bail. Mahmoud Hussein was rearrested on 30 August 2023 and is currently detained at Badr 1 prison, pending trial in front of an emergency court over bogus terrorism-related and other charges. Prison authorities have been denying him access to adequate healthcare, including by withholding the medication he needs for his panic attacks, developed after he was subjected to torture and other ill-treatment. He must be immediately and unconditionally released as his detention is solely linked to the exercise of his human rights.

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