Another Egyptian rights group member arrested


by bbcafrica

A senior member of an Egyptian rights group has been arrested, days after two of his colleagues were detained.

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EiPR) said that its executive director, Gasser Abdel-Razek, was arrested at his home in Maadi, south of the capital, Cairo, and taken to an unknown location.

The group’s office manager, Mohammed Basheer, was arrested on Sunday while a director of criminal justice, Karim Ennarah, was arrested on Wednesday.

Senior EU diplomats had visited EiPR on 3 November for a briefing on the human rights situation.

There has been growing international criticism. The US had earlier expressed concern over the first two detentions.

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