Egypt Watch

El-Nadim Centre: 187 violations and 9 extrajudicial killings in March

El-Nadim Centre for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture have issued a report entitled “oppression in the era of corona.” The report presents a toll of 187 human rights violations in Egypt in March. The centre monitored six deaths, 23 cases of medical negligence in prisons, 11 cases of individual torture, 15 cases of collective torture, 89 cases of enforced disappearance, and 34 cases of violence by the security services. After varying periods of enforced disappearance, 386 citizens appeared in front of prosecutors and in court.

During this month, the Egyptian National Council for Human Rights issued its annual report which confirms that there is a real human rights crisis in Egypt; a decline in both civil and political rights, deaths and torture in detention places in addition to a huge expansion in executions. Last November, the United Nations Human Rights Council made 372 recommendations on the human rights situation in Egypt, the most prominent of which was stopping torture in prisons, guaranteeing the rights of human rights defenders, protecting journalists, and excluding military court rulings.