Human Rights Monitor received a complaint from the family of 16 year old Yusuf Mohamed Abdul Monem a secondary high student who was arrested on March 3rd, 2014 from his home in Mansoura. Security forces had stormed, raided and searched the boy's home without a search warrant. Electrical appliances and devices were destroyed and mobile phones were confiscated.
The security forces lead Yusuf to the Mansoura Police Headquarters assaulting him and torturing him using electrical cables during investigations in an effort to force him to confess to crimes he did not commit. Yusuf however did not confess to any of the accusations including the murder of a police official, the burning of police vehicles in addition to destroying police headquarters and lastly belonging to an outlawed group.
The family allowed that after finally receiving permission to visit Yusuf they noted he was severely beaten all over his body. They learnt that his hands were tied and he was hung on the prison door from 10 pm to 7 am on orders from the police officer in charge in Mansoura. According to his mother's testimony to date Yusuf is still being tortured without reason.
On October 10, Yusuf's family filed a request asking permission to have glucose solutions infused stressing that they would pay for the treatment after Yusuf had suffered kidney stones after he engaged in a partial hunger strike in addition to contracting allergies as a result of poor prison conditions leading to his deteriorating health. All requests were denied by the prison's administration and no reasons were given to clarify why the request was denied.
Another request was filed by the boy's lawyer asking for his transfer to a hospital where the necessary care and treatment could be offered but to no avail. On October 17, Yusuf was moved to the hospital only to be transferred back to the police headquarters on arrival despite doctor's orders. The Police warden had ordered Yusuf's return.
To date Yusuf remains detained in the Mansoura 2nd Headquarters and is still being tortured and treated poorly. For the past 8 months his detentions have been renewed every 45 days by the judge