Physician tortured over support for presidential candidate
State security officer Mohammed Abdel Tawab summoned the physician Taha Abdel Tawab, known for his support of Mohamed ElBaradei's nomination to the presidential elections, to the state security office in Senorus. There, the physician was sadistically tortured as a brutal punishment for expressing his opinion. He was then transferred to Senorus hospital in Fayoum in critical condition.
Although ANHRI lawyers filed a complaint against the officer, reporting the torture incident, the prosecution general in Fayoum showed reluctance and procrastination, and refused to summon the officer, who then began to pressure Taha Abdel Tawab to waive the complaint.
ANHRI requests that the prosecutor general forward the complaint to the technical office under his direct supervision and to proceed with the investigation of this incident so that the officer cannot get away with his crime, especially in the current climate of terrible repression in Fayoum. ANHRI previously issued a report on the many violation cases in Fayoum and yet the public prosecution did not take any measures against any of the officers involved.