Egypt: 1,840 enforced disappearances in 2015

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Amnesty International reports that the Egyptian authorities are torturing detainees, use excessive force against protesters and even arrest people for their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

The Egyptian Co-ordination for Rights and Freedoms claims to have recorded 1,840 cases of enforced disappearance in 2015.


The Egyptian government is accused of allowing approximately two thousand enforced disappearances in 2015, according to a report by the British daily, The Independent.

The British daily cited the Egyptian Co-ordination for Rights and Freedoms associations which recorded 1,840 cases of enforced disappearance in 2015. Moreover, another humanitarian NGO, the Human Rights Monitor based on the UK, reported that in February two Egyptian citizens were disappeared after the Egyptian police stormed th...


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