Articles for Egypt

The  UN Committee against Torture,  which is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by its States Parties, has published its concluding

On 2 October 2023, Alkarama submitted its alternative report to the Committee against Torture (CAT) in view of Egypt's upcoming review.

On 10 October 2023, on the occasion of the International Day against the Death Penalty, Alkarama and several human rights organisations issued a joint statement denouncing the death sentences handed down following political trials in Egypt.

Alkarama regrets the lack of justice for the victims of the Rabaa massacre in Egypt, despite the decade since. 

On August 14,  2013, police forces and members of the Egyptian army stormed Rabaa and Al-Nahda squares and opened fire on peaceful protesters, killing and injuring thousands of people and burning the bodies of the dead, in a horrific crime that caused a deep wound in the conscience of humanity. 

On 1st of June 2023, Alkarama submitted its report on the Egyptian National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) to the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), the body responsible fo

The families of political prisoners in the Badr Prison, north-east of Cairo, have called for the right to visit their loved ones and for the lifting of the restrictions imposed on the prisoners.


Human rights organizations that signed this statement express their grave concern about the severe violations committed by the Egyptian authorities inside the "Badr Rehabilitation and Correction Center" also known as the "Badr Prisons Complex 1, 2, 3". These actions constitute a flagrant violation of the Egyptian constitution, laws, international treaties, and conventions, as well as a clear violation of the minimum standards for the treatment of prisoners established by the United Nations.

These violations include:

Alkarama recently submitted a list of 22 issues to the UN Committee against Torture for its experts to raise with the Egyptian authorities for the next consideration of Egypt's sixth periodic report.

Human rights sources reported that the forcibly disappeared Mr. Walid Fouad Al Ghunaimi Al Maghazi appeared before the State Security Prosecution on 27 October 2022 who decided to detain him in Abu Zaabal prison. His family was unable to visit him or access to his criminal case file.

Alkarama has learned that the Egyptian authorities have released the young Egyptian, Karim Yasser Abdelnabi Abdelazim, pending further investigation -whose details remain unknown-, and whose case was submitted by Alkarama on behalf of the family to the United Nations Special Procedures.