19-year-old transgender woman human rights defender, arbitrarily detained in the all-male Mazra’at Tora prison.
Egyptian activist Islam Khalil was released on probation after more than a year in arbitrary detention.
Egypt’s Supreme Military Court of Appeals formally accepted an appeal on two death sentences.
Islam Khalil's family believes that he is at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment in incommunicado detention.
On 5 May 2018, Egyptian authorities arrested 33-year-old musician Rami Sidky at Cairo International Airport.
On 9 February, a judge ordered the pre-trial detention of human rights defender and lawyer Ezzat Ghoniem for 45 days.
On 25 January, Islam Khalil and four other prisoners began a hunger strike to protest their arbitrary detention.
Hoda Abdelmoniem appeared before the prosecution for investigation, and her pre-trial detention was renewed for 15 days.
On 8 January 2019, the Cairo Criminal Court renewed Islam Khalil’s detention for a further 45 days.
Sudanese political activist Mohamed Hassan Alim Shareef was deported from Egypt to Sudan on 9 October.