Egypt official claims “no political prisoners” held

Following publication of a report by 16 human rights organisations alleging arbitrary arrest and torture of people seized by police for exercising the right to protest, Egypt’s prosecutor-general has asserted that there are no political prisoners in Egypt. The report suggests that over a thousand people have recently been arrested for demonstrating on the anniversary…

Egyptian human rights groups demand investigation into torture

Protesters arrested during the demonstrations on the anniversary of the uprising against Mubarak in 2011 have given harrowing accounts of torture and sexual assault at the hands of the police, Egyptian human rights organisations said in a statement on 12 February. Activists told how they were beaten, electrocuted and sexually assaulted in Azbakiya police station.…

Founding statement

‘Where is democracy?’ Egyptians have struggled courageously for their freedoms – now they ask if gains of the 2011 revolution are to be dismissed with a new wave of repression. Egypt Solidarity calls urgently for support of those under assault from a regime hostile to human rights and social justice. Army leader Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has…