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Egypt to shut prominent centre that documents torture

Egypt has ordered the closure of the country’s last remaining centre for the treatment and documentation of alleged torture victims. Officials have said the prominent…

Egypt has ordered the closure of the country’s last remaining centre for the treatment and documentation of alleged torture victims.
Officials have said the prominent El Nadeem centre had breached unspecified health ministry regulations.
But the centre’s director said the decision was “politically motivated”.
Rights groups have criticised Egypt’s government for its crackdown on dissent, and there has been a surge in allegations of torture by officials.
 

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