Egypt Watch

Sinai for Human Rights: North Sinai suffers from the grim reality

In a recent report, Sinai for Human Rights revealed the grim reality of human rights in North Sinai, stressing that practices committed by the two parties to the conflict, the Egyptian Armed Forces and the terrorist Sinai Province, amount to war crimes.

In its annual report, Sinai for Human Rights documented the deteriorating conditions in North Sinai, mentioning the killing of 32 civilians, including seven children and three women, the injury of 17 others, including four children, and the expansion of violations against women. The rights group also stated that the authorities’ abuses included extrajudicial killings, discriminatory attacks against civilians, arbitrary arrests, torture, intimidation, inhuman treatment in prisons, deliberate medical negligence, and unfair trials.

The rights group added that the terrorist Sinai Province’s violations included 15 killings of civilians on charges including collaborating with the army, in addition to kidnappings, torture, property confiscation, and religious persecution. The rights group based its report on interviews with 107 residents, journalists, government employees and workers in local medical institutions and field visits.