Forced Disappearances Spike in Egypt

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): May El-Sadany

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On January 13, 2014, Ashraf Shahata, originally trained as a lawyer, went to the private school that he had helped establish in Kerdasa, Giza. He parked his car, went inside to meet one of his partners, and was last seen walking out the back door of the building while talking on his cellphone. Minutes later, his phone was turned off and he was nowhere to be found. Now, more than one year and ten months later, Shahata’s family has been unable to locate the father of three. Although rumors abound regarding his potential detention at Homeland Security, his wife has received no confirmation about her husband’s status; she has spent countless hours at hospitals, police stations, and government buildings to no avail…

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