Torture and State Brutality
Joint press statement
The undersigned organizations condemn the recent arbitrary travel bans issued against several individuals involved in public life, in particular human rights defenders, the latest being rights activist Gamal Eid, the director of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information. The orders are effectively turning Egypt into a mass jail cell for these individuals. The undersigned organizations call for the immediate lifting of the travel ban from Gamal Eid and others who have been denied the right to movement and travel without any clear legal basis.
The undersigned organizations demand the immediate release of Dr. Taher Mokhtar, member of the freedom committee at the Egyptian doctors' syndicate after security forces raided his residence on Thursday the 14th of January and arrested him and two friends who were present in the flat.