Sixteen days after her disappearance, photojournalist Esraa El-Taweel was seen in an Al-Qanater Prison detention cell, Freedom for the Brave campaign said Tuesday.
El-Taweel, Suhaib Saad, and Omar Mohamed had gone missing on 1 June at approximately 9.30pm from Maadi, after going out for dinner and horseback riding. Their families stated they received notice that security forces had arrested around 150 people from Maadi that day.
On Tuesday, the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) invited the families of the disappeared to report on the cases.The council received 55 reports of cases of forced disappearances.
Meanwhile, Human Rights Monitor reported 44 cases of forced disappearances in May. The organisation expressed “extreme worry” at the degree to which this phenomenon is increasing in Egypt.