Egypt: The UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances seized of the case of Karim Yaser Abdulnabi ABDULAZIM

Karim Yaser Abdulnabi ABDULAZIM

On 25 April 2022, Alkarama addressed the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances regarding the situation of Karim Yaser Abdulnabi ABDULAZIM, an Egyptian arrested by security forces in the governorate of Al Sharqiyyah (north-east, Egypt) on 12 April 2022.

Several members of the security forces arrived in vehicles and surrounded the supermarket where the victim was working. Some of the security forces then got out of the vehicles and went inside the supermarket.  Abdulazim was then arrested, without any explanation, and was forced into one of the vehicles before being taken to an unknown destination.

His family has not heard from him since and has tried to contact the Al Sharqiyyah authorities, which refused to acknowledge his arrest and detention. According to the customers of the supermarket and several witnesses, the forces of Al Sharqiyyah seized all the receivers of the surveillance cameras installed in the street where the supermarket is located.

Mandated by the family, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances, on 25 April 2022, requesting them to urgently intervene with the
egyptians authorities in order to clarify the fate of Karim Yaser Abdulnabi Abdulazim, to release him if necessary, and in any case to place him under the protection of the law.

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