Urgent Action: Egyptian's arbitrary detention renewed

Islam Khalil, a former victim of an enforced disappearance, has been held in pre-trial detention on trumped-up charges since 10 March. On 27 August, the Cairo Criminal Court renewed his detention for a further 45 days.

Please write immediately in Arabic, English or your own language to the Egyptian authorities:
◼ Urging them to release Islam Khalil, who is being detained arbitrarily, and drop the charges against him;
◼ Calling on them to ensure that, pending his release, Islam Khalil is protected from torture and other ill-treatment
and that his conditions of detention are in line with international standards, including access to water and food;
◼ Urging them to conduct a prompt, effective and impartial investigation into both Islam Khalil’s allegations of
torture and other ill-treatment and the circumstances surrounding his enforced disappearance from 10 March to 1
April, bringing all those found to be responsible to account in fair trials.

Public Prosecutor
Nabil Sadek
Office of the Public Prosecutor, Dar
al-Ali, Down Town
Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt
Fax: +202 2577 4716
Salutation: Dear Counsellor

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Office of the President
Al Ittihadia Palace
Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt
Fax +202 2391 1441
Salutation: Your Excellency

And copies to:
Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign
Affairs for Human Rights

Ahmed Ihab Gamal-Eldin
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Corniche el-
Nile, Cairo, Egypt.
Fax: +202 2574 9713
Email: contact.us@mfa.gov.eg
Twitter: @MfaEgypt

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country. HIS EXCELLENCY MR NASSER AHMED KAMEL ALI, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, 26 South Street W1K 1DW, 020 7499 3304/2401, Fax 020 7491 1542, eg.emb_london@mfa.gov.eg and etembuk@hotmail.com

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

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