Impunity for Torture in Egypt
This report documents how President Hosni Mubarak’s government implicitly condones police abuse by failing to ensure that law enforcement officials accused of torture are investigated and criminally prosecuted, leaving victims without a remedy.
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- "Work on Him Until He Confesses"
- Key Recommendations
- I. Background: Egypt's Torture Epidemic
- II. The Egyptian Government's Response to Torture Allegations
- III. The Role of the Niyaba
- IV. The Impunity Gap
- V. Why Most Torture Cases Never Reach Court
- VI. State Security Court Reliance on Confessions Obtained under Torture
- VII. Lenient Sentencing and Failure to Discipline
- VIII. Conclusion: Impunity and Denial of Effective Remedy
- IX. Recommendations