Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) strongly condemned the enforced disappearance of the Egyptian activist Ahmed Hamdi Al-Sayed, “Jika”, while emphasising that such crime reflects the total disregard to the rule of law and human rights in Egypt.
On August 11, 2023, the Public Prosecution ordered his release, however the regime refused to guarantee him justice -like thousands of detainees- and continued to forcibly disappear him without any legal justification. AOHR UK is very concerned over the fabrication of new cases against dissidents who get release orders by the courts in what is called “rotation”.
Jika’s case represents the challenges faced by activists and those who practised their right to freedom of opinion and expression and called for reform in Egypt. Subjecting Jika to enforces disappearance despite his release order reveal the politicisation, lack of transparency and integrity of the judiciary, which became nothing but a tool of repression at the hands of the Egyptian regime.
The diplomatic and economic support the current Egyptian regime enjoys, particularly the invitation of Egypt to join the BRICS group, despite gross violations of human rights, encourages it to continue committing crimes, while enjoying impunity.
AOHR UK calls on the international community, NGOs and governments around the world to stand up for human rights in Egypt, and to condemn the gross violations of human rights in Egypt, where 65,000 political detainees have been deprived of justice. It also called for all material and diplomatic support to the Egyptian regime to cease until it stops committing these violations.