Egypt: Further Information: Unjustly Jailed Student with Disability “Rotated”: Oqba Hashad

Despite a February court order for his release, Egyptian authorities are continuing to arbitrarily detain Oqba Hashad who has been in prolonged pretrial detention for almost five years. Instead of releasing him, security forces subjected him to enforced disappearance from 22 February to 2 March 2024, when prosecutors renewed his pretrial detention pending investigations into bogus charges in a new case, in a practice commonly referred to as “rotation”. He continues to be held in 10th of Ramadan Prison, where authorities are cruelly denying him a prosthetic leg, which he needs to walk unassisted as his right leg has been amputated above the knee since his childhood. Egyptian authorities should release him immediately and unconditionally as his detention is solely linked to his brother’s human rights activism.

Choose a language to view report

Download PDF