UN demands Egypt investigate torture allegations

The UN has condemned the arrest of prominent activists in Egypt and demanded the Egyptian government look into allegations that they were tortured in custody. At the end of September Alaa Abdul Fattah was arrested at 6am from the police station where he slept as part of his probation conditions. Alaa told his lawyers that he had been beaten, threatened and robbed inside prison. He was told by an officer that he would be in prison for the rest of his life and had all of his clothes apart from his underwear taken away from him. He was warned that if he told anyone what was happening to him his treatment would get worse. His lawyer Mohammed Al-Baqer has also … Continue reading UN demands Egypt investigate torture allegations