Egypt Watch

1000 days since his disappearance: Human rights Organizations demands disclosure of Moustafa Al-Naggar’s fate

14 Egyptian and international human rights organizations demanded the Egyptian authorities to reveal the fate of eminent Egyptian politician Moustafa al-Naggar and immediately disclose any information about his current place.

The organizations expressed in a joint statement concerns over the disappearance of the ex-parliamentarian, and demanded the public prosecution to investigate it urgently.

The joint statement, signed by Human Rights Watch, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, called on the Egyptian security bodies to stop enforced disappearance of opponents.

According to Naggar’s family, he destined Aswan in 28 September 2018 when they lost contact with him. Naggar’s wife told that she received an unknown call in 10 October 2018 that he is detained in a Central Security Camp in al-Shallal, Aswan. Every legal measure was made by the family including addressing the Attorney General and a lawsuit before the Council of the State to oblige the police to disclose his place. Naggar’s wife fears that he was shot by the borders’ guards while he was attempting to flee threats of detention in Egypt to Sudan.

Moustafa Al-Naggar is a young Egyptian politician stood out before the 2011 January Revolution within the National Association for Change against Mubarak. Later on, he established Al-Adl Party (Justice) and won a parliamentarian seat in 2011 parliament. After the 2013 July Military Coup, Naggar was one of the politicians targeted by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s regime. In 2017, he was sentenced in absentia to 3 years imprisonment and EGP 1 million fine on charges of insulting the judiciary.