Egypt: Israa Abdelfattah strangled in custody

Egyptian activist Israa Abdelfattah, who was kidnapped from a street in Cairo over the weekend, has detailed how she was tortured and beaten in custody. On Saturday Israa was abducted by plainclothes police officers from her car and taken away in a van to an undisclosed place of detention and banned from contacting family or lawyers. Israa is known for playing a key role in the 2011 uprising, co-founding the April 6 movement in 2008 and calling for a revolution against former president Hosni Mubarak. When Israa was brought before prosecutors late Sunday morning she told them police officers tortured her, attempted to strangle her and forced her to stay in a standing position for nearly eight hours. The abuse … Continue reading Egypt: Israa Abdelfattah strangled in custody