Egypt: URGENT APPEAL – Incommunicado Detention and Torture of Sabri Ahmed Mehdi

Communiqués | 25 November 2014

On 6 November 2014, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the Special Rapporteur on Torture (SRT) concerning the case of Sabri Ahmed Mehdi, a father of six detained and tortured since his arrest by the Egyptian authorities on 22 July 2014.

Syria: URGENT APPEAL - Torture and Risk of Imminent Deportation of Bader Khorasani to Iran

Communiqués | 24 November 2014

On 20 November 2014, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Torture (SRT), Juan Méndez, to bring to his attention the case of Bader Tossi Khorasani, a 25-year-old Iranian citizen born in Syria where he lived all his life, who faces imminent deportation to Iran where he could be subjected to further torture or even the death penalty.

Egypt: URGENT APPEAL – Another Name to Add to the List of Missing Persons Arrested by Police

Communiqués | 24 November 2014

On 17 November 2014, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) regarding the case of Yasser Ahmed Ahmed Abu Eita, a 23-year-old Egyptian citizen, disappeared since his arrest by the police forces in the streets of Damietta Port on 2 November 2014.

Egypt: Arbitrary Detention of University Professor for Over 1 Year

Communiqués | 18 November 2014

On 22 October 2014, Alkarama and AFD International wrote to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) to alert them on the case of Mohamed Abdelhamid Abdelhamid Kharaba, a university professor arbitrarily detained in Alexandria's Al-Hadra prison since his arrest on 24 November 2013. His family claims that Kharaba's fight against corruption at the University of Alexandria is the reason for his arrest. For this reason, his relatives reject the fabricated allegations against him.

Tunisia: Alkarama Calls on Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture to Visit the Country

Communiqués | 18 November 2014

On the occasion of the 24th session of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture which will be held in Geneva from 17 to 21 November, Alkarama called the UN experts to undertake a visit to Tunisia, where the situation of torture remains a major concern despite the political will expressed by the authorities to fight against the persistent human rights violations in the country.

Iraq: UN Calls Shawki Ahmad Omar’s Detention “arbitrary” and Calls for his Release

Communiqués | 14 November 2014

On 23 April 2014, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) issued an Opinion considering Shawki Ahmad Omar's the detention to be arbitrary and says the Iraqi government has a duty to release him. Wrongly accused, under the mistaken identity of a Palestinian national, of "illegal entry" to the country, Shawki Omar has now spent over ten years behind bars in Iraq.

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