Calls for Egypt to release disappeared lawyer after 'nervous breakdown'

The Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) has appealed to Egyptian authorities to release lawyer Azouz Mahgoub, after they discovered he has suffered a nervous breakdown in prison. Mahgoub has been missing since 14 September, with family members suspecting that he had been forcibly disappeared alongside ECRF head Ezzat Ghoneim, having last been seen at Al-Haram police station. Nothing was heard of Mahgoub for five months, despite some 21 local and international NGOs have signed a letter calling for his and Ghoneim's release, stating that the security services will be held responsible for their safety. However two weeks ago, Mahgoub suddenly reappeared in an Egyptian criminal court, before being sent again to Al-Giza prison. Last Tuesday, his family was … Continue reading Calls for Egypt to release disappeared lawyer after 'nervous breakdown'