Egypt: Further information on fear of torture / "disappearance" and new concern: medical concern

Egypt: Further information on fear of torture / "disappearance" and new concern: medical concern

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Index Number: MDE 12/019/1998
Date Published: 30 March 1998
Categories: Egypt, Middle East And North Africa

'Abd al-Rahman Lutfi: New information has revealed that ‘Abd al-Rahman Lutfi, who was considered "disappeared" since his arrest on 10 February, is being held in al-Wadi al-Gadid Prison in the desert southwest of Egypt. He has now been issued with a detention order by the Ministry of the Interior and is said to have started a second hunger strike protesting against his detention. There are serious concerns for his health.


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