An international rights group said Tuesday that Egypt has committed “shocking violations” against children, including torture and enforced disappearances.
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Egyptian police and NSA forces have conducted a mass arrest campaign, rounding up at least 40 human rights workers, lawyers since late October 2018.
Sudanese authorities have confirmed that they are holding a vocal critic of the government who was forcibly disappeared in Egypt in October, 2018.
Egyptian authorities detained the youngest son of jailed former president Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday without giving a reason.
Artists just freed after serving a two-year sentence for taking part in a protest has chronicled daily life in his cellblock in sketches and paintings.
An international rights group on Wednesday urged Egypt to reveal the whereabouts of a well-known human rights lawyer who went missing after being detained.
Journalists are jailed in unusual numbers worldwide, with 262 detained for their work at the end of 2017, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Human Rights First and the Cairo Institute released a report detailing the severe crackdown on peaceful dissent and nongovernmental organizations in Egypt.
The international human rights group said authorities had arrested at least 111 people since December for criticizing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
The legislation labels personal social media accounts and empowers authorities to block them as “fake news.”