Egypt: Shameful treatment of human rights defence lawyer Mr Mohamed Sadek lawyer and human rights Researcher , a member of Egyptian Coordination of rights and freedoms

January 8, 2017


Mr Mohamed Sadek lawyer and human rights Researcher, (This case is a clear example of ‘forced disappearance’, meaning the person in question was taken illegally, from the street, place of work or home and no one can get any information of their whereabouts). Mr Sadek was born 8 April 1980, graduated bachelor of shariah law, with Islamic law diploma from Cairo University in 2004.

He then went on to complete a general law diploma from Beni Suef University with masters in shariah and general law in 2007 from Al Azhar University Cairo. He also earned a diploma in international human rights from the College of economic and political science, Cairo University in 2015.

A specialist in the appeals court system. He is married and has 4 children, The lawyer in this case was defending prisoners from the “‘Aqrab prison”, he won visitation rights for prisoners families to see their loved ones as well as defending cases of enforced disappearance .Mr Sadek was invited by United Nations in Geneva , to attend a conference on the matter of ‘concern over enforced disappearances.’.

He then himself disappeared on 30 August, for 90 days. His arrest was witnessed at Giza Rail station by his relatives. On 31 August his family filed a complaint at the Egyptian Attorney General office, (complaint number 11472), and complained to the Bar association, who referred it to the organisation for lawyers “freedom committee “in protest against his illegal arrest by the security forces.


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