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378 enforced disappearances in Egypt within a year

August 31, 2017 at 10:40 am

Egyptians run away from tear gas which was shot by security forces in Ramsis Square in Cairo, Egypt [Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency]

The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms announced yesterday that it documented the enforced disappearance of 378 individuals within a year, the whereabouts of 87 of whom are still unknown.

This was announced in the organisation’s report, issued on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, which was marked yesterday.

The report states that 378 individuals, including four women, were forcibly disappeared in Egypt between 1 August 2016 and mid-August 2017.

According to the report, 87 people are still forcibly disappeared, while the rest have been located, some have since been charged.

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