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Rights group publishes list of female students tortured and sexually harassed in Egyptian prisons

The UK-based Arab Organisation for Human Rights (AOHR) reported that 12 female students have been assaulted and sexually harassed while in provisional detention in December 2013.


Families of the 12 students submitted complaints to AOHR claiming the victims were subjected to torture and sexual harassment at the hand of police officers following their arrest. Some of them underwent virginity tests at Nasr City police station.

Following their transfer to Al-Qanatir prison, the women were placed in the same cells as convicted criminals, which contravene the law and international standards.

Below is a list of the victims’ names as documented by AOHR:

NameFacultyDepartmentYearArrestedAddressCase Number
Alaa’ Mohamed Abdul A’alArabic and Islamic StudiesArabic3rdOn campus, 28/1216 Ibrahim Abdul Qadir street, Al-Ameeria, Azzaytoon, Cairo7399 for the year 2013. Nasr City Misdemeanor Court
Sara Mohamed Abdul A’alArabic and Islamic StudiesArabic3rdOn campus, 28/1216 Ibrahim Abdul Qadir street, Al-Ameeria, Azzaytoon, Cairo7399 for the year 2013. Nasr City Misdemeanor Court
Asma’ Nasir Assayed HasanEngineeringElectrical1stOn campus, 28/12Beer Al-Abid, Sinai7399 for the year 2013. Nasr City Misdemeanor Court
Aisha Mohammed Abdul-FattahBusiness 1stOn campus, 28/12Shubra Al-Khayyma, 2 Mohammed Shihata St.7399 for the year 2013. Nasr City Misdemeanor Court
Fatima Mohamed LashinBusiness 1stOn campus, 28/12Shubra Al-Khayyma, 13 Abdulhamid Khalil St., Umm Bayyoumi7399 for the year 2013. Nasr City Misdemeanor Court
Islam Jamal Raheel AbdullahEngineeringPlanning4thOn campus, 30/12Al-Tal Al-Kabeer, Ismailia7458 for the year 2013. Nasr City Misdemeanor Court
Tasneem Ahmed Mahmoud MohamedMedicine 5thOn campus, 30/12Asharqia7458 for the year 2013. Nasr City Misdemeanor Court
Hajjar Mohamed MohamedNatural SciencesBiology1stOn campus, 30/12Ibrahimia Asharqia7458 for the year 2013. Nasr City Misdemeanor Court
Rawda Jamal AbdulatheemHuman SciencesChildhood education1stOn campus, 28/12Masr Al-Jadida, Cairo.7399 for the year 2013. Nasr City Misdemeanor Court
Hajjar Ashraf Ahmed MahmoudSecondary School  On campus on her way to the dentist, 28/12Saqqir Quriesh buildings, Nasr City, Cairo.7399 for the year 2013. Nasr City Misdemeanor Court
Summaya Yusuf Mohamed AhmedIslamic and Arabic StudiesSharia and Law1stOn campus, 28/12Saudi Ali Steet.7399 for the year 2013. Nasr City Misdemeanor Court
Aya Abdullah OkashaPharmacology 4thOn Campus, 28/1210 Abu-Bakr Assideeq Street from the direction of Azohour Street. Nasr al-Ola, Cairo7399 for the year 2013. Nasr City Misdemeanor Court


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