Three years have been passed since the enforced disappearance of the Egyptian pharmacist Ahmed Khalil Abdel Moneim Mabrouk, 28.
Mabrouk, from Al-Barajil village in Giza Governorate, was stopped and detained by Egyptian security forces in civilian clothes in December 2018. He was forcibly disappeared since then.
Mabrouk’s family tried more than once to know his whereabouts. But it was in vain. Ex-prisoners reported that he is held at the National Security headquarters in Sheikh Zayed City in Giza Governorate.
In light of the increasing number of enforced disappearances reported in Egypt, the United Nations working group on enforced disappearances affirms the systematic commitment of such crimes by Egyptian authorities.
Egypt has not ratified the United Nations Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, and its local laws do not properly define or criminalise enforced disappearance as a discrete offence.