February 22, 2005

Egypt: Mass Arrests and Torture in Sinai

I. Summary
II. Recommendations
To the Government of Egypt
To the People's Assembly and the Shura Council
To the international donor community
III. Introduction
Al-`Arish and Northern Sinai
Government investigations
Mass Arrests
Reports of Egyptian Human Rights Groups
IV. Arbitrary Arrests and Detentions
Patterns of arrests and detentions
Cases of arbitrary arrest and detention
Arbitrary detention under international and Egyptian law..
IV. Torture and Ill-treatment
Cases of Torture and Ill-Treatment
Torture under International and Egyptian Law..
VI. Response of the Government of Egypt
Appendix: Human Rights Watch letter to Minister of Interior Habib al-`Adli