On January 15th , 2015 national security forces arrested lawyer Ahmed Alsayed Taha Ibrahim 26 from the May 15th Youth centre without legal support and took him to the Helwan Police Station where he was tortured, flogged, beaten, electrocuted and hung from the ceiling.
He was brought before prosecution and charged with belonging to an outlawed group and protesting without permit and was served a 15 day detention order pending investigation in case number 422 for 2015.
Four months later on May 25th, 2015 prosecution ordered his release however he went missing later for three days only to appear later with new charges. Prosecution charged him with rioting and he was given a 15 day detention order again for investigation.
Prosecution ordered his release 7 months later on December 11th, 2015 however the rule was appealed and he was again served a 45 day detention order.
HRM condemns the arbitrary arrests and torture practiced by the authorities since it is a violation to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance which highlights:
1: No one shall be subjected to enforced disappearance.
2. No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification for enforced disappearance.
HRM calls on the Egyptian authorities to respect the international agreements and urges authorities to release the lawyer.