Amnesty Denounces Torture of an Egyptian Detainee

Amnesty International has denounced the extended detention and torture of a young detainee in Egypt, reported the Associated Press.

The Egyptian young man has been detained over allegations that he belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood group. According to the rights organization, Islami Khalil was exposed to enforced disappearance for 122 days before he was transferred to a prison.

In his hidden unrevealed location, Islam was “badly tortured with electric shocks into giving confessions that he belongs to the Islamist organization,” said Amnesty.

Amnesty also said that Khalil went on a hunger strike when the prison authorities put him in solitary confinement to punish him. The young detainee warned that his health is deteriorating.

Since the military coup in 2013 that ousted Mohamed Morsi the first democratically elected president, Egypt’s prisons and detention centers have been filled with political opponents to the military rule.

Political opponents say that they are subjected to abduction, torture and other shocking tactics to suppress their dissent and opposition.

In a new report released by Amnesty International this year which highlights unprecedented spike in enforced disappearance since early 2015.

It stated in its report that Egypt’s National Security Agency is abducting, torturing, and forcibly disappearing people in an effort to intimidate opponents and wipe out peaceful dissent.