How the Egyptian Government Endorses Torture

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): Sherif Azer

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Egypt’s problems with torture are well documented. Inhumane practices that cause humiliation, severe psychological damage, and even death have become systematic inside Egyptian police stations, detention centers, and prisons. The El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence—an Egyptian nonprofit group specialized in aiding victims of torture which was recently shut down by the authorities—reported in its last report that in January 2017 only there were 49 cases of torture documented, with 16 cases ending in the death of the victim. Moreover, committing the act of torture is not the only way the Egyptian regime showed its support for torture, creating an atmosphere that encourages torture by different state security departments….

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