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Updates on the Sexual Assault and Murder Case of the Infant “Janet”

The Public Prosecutor continues its investigation, examining the crime scene and the location where the body was found, and taking the suspect to reenact the crime. The family of the deceased: “We demand her right, justice, and punishment for all involved in the crime.” Wide-ranging demands from the Sudanese community in Egypt under the hashtags...

Egyptian Public Prosecution Issues Decisions Regarding the Kidnapping, Rape, and Murder of “Janet” A Sudanese Infant, 10 months, in Nasr City

Sources told the Refugees Platform in Egypt (RPE) that the Egyptian Public Prosecution issued 5 decisions last night, April 20th, in the crime of raping, killing, and attempting to dispose of the body of a 10-month-old Sudanese infant, “Janet Gomaa” in a public park in Nasr City. The prosecution’s decision included expediting police investigations into...

Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights: Cairo Criminal Court Renews Detention of a Yemeni Asylum Seeker in a Case Related to Freedom of Expression and Belief

On February 23rd, 2023, the Cairo Criminal Court, held at Badr Prison Complex, renewed the detention of Yemeni refugee, Abdul-Baqi Saeed Abdo and Egyptian national, Noor Fayez Ibrahim, under Case No. 2993 of 2021, in which they were accused of “joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its objectives and contempt for the Islamic religion,”...

COP27: On the child Asaad’s story, climate migration and rights of displaced people in Egypt

Last Sunday, November 13, at one of the meetings of the climate conference (COP27), which is taking place in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt; the Sudanese child “Asaad”, 13 years old, told the story of his escape from the floods and flash floods that hit Sudan last summer from May to September. The story started...

Disappearance of a former Sudanese diplomat in Cairo, under mysterious circumstances

The Sudanese community in Egypt announced the sudden disappearance of Mohamed Salah Abbas, a former diplomat and ambassador to Sudan, last Friday in mysterious circumstances, and his whereabouts have not been found or found so far. The community added, in its Facebook posts, that a police station report had been written and the authorities had...

Egyptian Public Prosecution orders the release of a Somali child who ended the life of a tuk-tuk driver who tried to rape her

Today, the Egyptian Public Prosecution ordered the release of the Somali child held in custody. The 15-years-old was detained for four days pending investigations. she killed a tuk-tuk driver with a knife when he tried to rape her under threat with a pocket knife in the 6th of October City. The Police confirmed the validity...

The Egyptian Public Prosecution orders the imprisonment of a Somali child who ended the life of a driver who tried to sexually abuse her in the 6th of October City

A 15-year-old Somali child, surrendered herself to the Egyptian police, confessing the killing of a tuk-tuk driver who tried to sexually assault her, in the eleventh district of October 6 city, Giza governorate, Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported. The Somali child came to the police station accompanied by a lawyer affiliated with the United Nations High...

Human Rights Watch: Sudanese Refugees in Egypt Subjected to Arbitrary Arrests, Beatings, and Mockery

Human Rights Watch (HRW), a non-governmental organization concerned with human rights, stated on Sunday that “the Egyptian police arbitrarily arrested at least 30 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers during raids in December 2021 and January 2022 and subjected some to forced physical labor and beatings.” According to three Sudanese refugees and a Cairo-based civil society...

In one week: Egypt forcibly deports 31 Eritrean asylum seekers to Asmara and prepares to deport dozens of detained migrants

The “Refugees Platform in Egypt – RPE ” monitored and documented that the Egyptian authorities committed the crime of forced deportations against 31 Eritrean asylum-seekers from Egypt to Asmara – the capital of Eritrea – during the past week. RPE also monitored the transfer of dozens of Eritreans from a detention centre in Aswan Governorate,...

A security apparatus arrests Sudanese refugees, forcing them to work under torture, and then leaving them in the desert in the absence of UNHCR protection

“I was sitting in the café, waiting for someone to rent an apartment from. A microbus stopped in front of me… they pulled me to the police section with two others, then took me to a store to move boxes, I don’t know what they contained. Then they left me in the desert…They threatened me...

“Nationalism and Kemet” is it a summons to civilization or a name for modern racist campaigns towards refugees in Egypt?

After announcing the launch of the “Returning to the Source Conference”, which was known on social media as the “Aswan Conference”, a campaign was launched on social media in recent days calling for cancelling the conference under the hashtag (#Stop_Aswan_Conference), which topped Twitter for several days. The content published from the accounts that lead this...

“HRW” criticizes Egypt for the “forced returns” of Eritrean asylum seekers…and the Refugee Platform documented dozens of detainees at risk of deportation, including children

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said yesterday in a statement that the Egyptian authorities are forcibly deporting Eritrean asylum seekers, including children, without assessing their asylum claims or other protection needs. It condemned these practices, saying that such measures expose the deportees to the risk of arbitrary arrest and torture in their countries. HRW criticized Egypt...

Dear President … “The reality of refugees is not like that”

During the Human Rights Council simulation session at the “World Youth Forum” in Sharm El-Sheikh, last Tuesday, we heard President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi’s talk about the refugee situation in Egypt, during his response to a request submitted by one of the participants about the human rights situation in Egypt, beginning with his statement that “The...

Egypt forcibly deported 25 asylum seekers to Eritrea, including children – others are in arbitrary detention and fear the same danger

The Egyptian authorities forcibly deported 25 asylum seekers, at twelve o’clock yesterday evening, from Cairo International Airport to the city of Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. Eritreans who are deported on the basis of irregular entry to Egypt are at risk of enforced disappearance, imprisonment, torture and serious ill-treatment, sometimes even killing. The twenty-five people...

Stop the crime of forced deportation against seven Eritrean asylum seekers

Urgent call: The Refugees’ Platform in Egypt has received First-hand information that the Egyptian authorities, represented by the Ministry of Interior, began the process of deporting seven Eritrean asylum seekers this morning, after arbitrary detention of two years. Amongst them are women and children. Early this morning, the Ministry of Interior transferred the seven detainees...

Egypt continues to deport Asylum-seekers despite the Risk of Torture

In stark violation of the principle of Non- Refoulement, established in Article 33 of the 1951 Convention of Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior carried out a forced deportation of eight Eritrean asylum seekers last night. Amongst them were children,...

Egyptian citizen assaulting a Sudanese child

Two days ago, we published a video clip that we received from a Sudanese girl containing an incident of an Egyptian citizen assaulting a Sudanese child; this video was sent to her intended as an insult as she and the boy shared the same skin colour and nationality. Refugee Platform in Egypt team tried to...