03/12/19: After being forcibly disappeared for 167 days, Ibrahim has finally 'appeared' after being brought in front of the Supreme State Security Prosecution in Cairo on 26 November. Pressure from people like you has already made a huge impact for Ibrahim, but on 26 November he seemed weak, had lost weight and told the Prosecutor that he had been tortured. Call on the Prosecutor to release him immediately - take action now.

As part of the worst crackdown on freedom of expression in Egypt’s recent history, young researcher Ibrahim Ezz El-Din has been forcibly disappeared. Demand that the authorities reveal his whereabouts. 

26-year-old Ibrahim has been documenting forced evictions and calling for safe and affordable housing for all Egyptians. 

In June 2019, plain-clothed police took Ibrahim from the street near his home in Cairo.

When his mum found out, she went straight to the police station, but the police told her Ibrahim was not there and denied that he was detained at all. Ever since that night Ibrahim’s family have been trying to find out what happened to him.

Ibrahim’s arrest is part of a broader government crackdown in Egypt, where anyone who speaks up against the government is at risk of being locked up without a fair trial. Activists, journalists, politicians, football fans, and artists have all been arrested or disappeared. They are branded as “terrorists” and “criminals” by the media, simply for peacefully expressing their opinions.

Amnesty supporters have helped end the harassment and unjust imprisonment of other peaceful rights activists in Egypt, including women’s rights activist Amal Fathy in 2019. 

Now we need to act for Ibrahim: your signature to the Office of the Public Prosecutor can pressure them to reveal Ibrahim's fate and whereabouts, and bring those responsible for his disappearance to justice.

Call on The Office of the Public Prosecutor to:

  • Reveal the whereabouts of Ibrahim Ezz El-Din immediately and ensure that he has access to his lawyers and family and that he is protected from torture and other ill-treatment.
  • Ensure that he is released, unless charged with an internationally recognisable crime.
  • Bring all those responsible for his disappearance to justice.