Egypt: Abdullah Awad, held for 2 months incommunicado, tortured by SSI


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Abdullah Awad was arrested on 25 March 2009 at his home in Al-Arish, northern Sinai, by State Security Intelligence (SSI) and held incommunicado for 2 months at their headquarters in Nasr City, Cairo, during which time he was brutally tortured. Read more…

Syria: Latest – Two disappearances at the Syrian-Lebanese border


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Alkarama has received information concerning Faris Al-Turkawi and Mossab Bakkor, both Syrian citizens, who were disappeared this year at the Lebanese-Syrian border.  The Lebanese General Security Services extradited them to Syria where they were taken under the authority of the Syrian Intelligence Services. To date, their families remain unaware of their whereabouts. (عربي) (Français) Read more…

Tunisia: Dr Chourou’s detention conditions tantamount to torture


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Dr. Sadok Chourou, the former chairman of the Tunisian political movement “Al-Nahdha”, has been arbitrarily detained for nearly 20 years and has greatly suffered under particularly inhumane detention conditions. (عربي) (Français) Read more…

***Egypt: Latest – Two torture victims held in Al-Arish***


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Alkarama has received information from Egypt regarding two individuals arrested on 1 September 2009, currently held incommunicado at State Security Intelligence (SSI) headquarters in Al-Arish, Northern Sinai. (عربي) (Français) Read more…

Egypt: Mr Magdi Marei beaten to death by police


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The lifeless body of Mr Magdi Marei was thrown from a police car on 11 July 2009 near the village of Arimon in Al-Beheira Governorate, in the northwest of Egypt. Previous to this, several of his family members were brutalized and part of his brother’s house was demolished. (عربي) (Français) Read more…

Saudi Arabia: Dr Al-Rayyes in secret detention yet again


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Dr. Al-Rayyes, an intellectual and reformist, was once again arbitrarily arrested on 25 May 2009 by the Saudi Intelligence Services (Amn Al-Mabahit Al-Dowla). He has been in solitary confinement at Al-Hayr prison (Riyadh) for three months. (عربي) (Français) Read more…

Egypt: Latest – 2 more arrested in Suez case

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Alkarama has received new information regarding the case of 33 individuals arrested in Suez on 17 August 2009 accused of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned group under the State of Emergency Law of 1958. (عربي) (Français) Read more…
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