The Egyptian Supreme State Security Prosecution (SSSP) ordered the detention of the political detainee Amani Mohamed Shalaby for 15 days pending investigations.
Amani, the wife of lawyer Maher Shalaby, was detained from her home in Hosh Issa Center, on March 22, without any legal basis. She was later taken to Hosh Issa Police Station.
Last Monday, Amani was brought before the SSSP which ordered her detention for 15 days pending investigation on charge of joining an illegal group and spreading false news, a charge usually used by the Egyptian regime against its opponents.
Since Abdel Fattah El-Sisi assumed power in the country in 2013, 5,000 Egyptian women and girls were arrested on political grounds.
Of them, 200 women are still arbitrary held, including 12 girls who were arrested at once from Zagazig University.
Since the 2013 military coup, the Egyptian authorities have been waging an unprecedented crackdown on dissidents and critics, arresting thousands in politically motivated arrests, many of whom have been forcibly disappeared or held without trial for years on baseless terrorism-related charges, in very poor detention conditions.
The UN Committee against Torture has earlier concluded that enforced disappearance and torture are “a systematic practice in Egypt.”