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Academics Detained

Patrick George Zaki

An Egyptian postgraduate student at the University of Bologna- Italy, a researcher in gender issues, and a Human Rights advocator at EIPR, he was on study holiday from work when he was arrested. On Friday, February 7, 2020, the National…

Researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy

On February 6, 2021, the State Security Prosecution ordered the detention of the researcher and master’s student, Ahmed Samir, for 15 days pending investigations in the State Security Case 65/2021. Samir is accused of joining a terrorist…

Doctor Ahmed AlTomahy AbdelHay

He was arrested on June 3, 2020,  but his whereabouts were unknown for 17 days, as he was forcibly disappeared at the Cairo National Security headquarters until he was brought before the Public Prosecution Office on June 20. He was…

Prof. Magdi Qorqor

Qorqor is a professor and the head of the Environmental Planning and Infrastructure department in the faculty of Urban and Regional Planning, at Cairo University. He is also the secretary-general of the Istiqlal Party, an opposing party of…