As part of the worst crackdown on freedom of expression in Egypt’s recent history, young researcher Ibrahim Ezz El-Din has been forcibly disappeared. Demand to know his whereabouts.
26-year-old Ibrahim has been documenting forced evictions and calling for safe and affordable housing for all Egyptians.
On the night of 11 June 2019, plain-clothed police took Ibrahim from the street near his home in Cairo. His family and lawyers enquired about him at the police station, but the authorities denied that he is in their custody and denied that he was detained at all.
Ibrahim’s arrest is part of a broader government crackdown in Egypt, where anyone who speaks up against the government is at risk of being locked up without a fair trial. Activists, journalists, politicians, football fans, and artists have all been arrested or disappeared. They are branded as “terrorists” and “criminals” by the media, simply for peacefully expressing their opinions.
The Office of the Public Prosecutor has the power to reveal the fate and whereabouts of Ibrahim Ezz El-Din and bring those responsible for his disappearance to justice.
Call on The Office of the Public Prosecutor to:
- Reveal the whereabouts of Ibrahim Ezz El-Din immediately and ensure that he has access to his lawyers and family and that he is protected from torture and other ill-treatment.
- Ensure that he is released, unless charged with an internationally recognised crime.
- Bring all those responsible for his disappearance to justice.
Demand to know Ibrahim Ezz El-Din's whereabouts
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