Egypt: Safeguards Forces Abuse, Torture LGBT Men And Women

Malak el-Kashif, 20

On March 6, 2019, security allows caught Malak el-Kashif, a constitutional activist and transgender lady, six days after she been to a protest in Cairo. She stated police imprisoned them at the girl house in Cairo at 2 a.m., dragged her by the outfits to the block, and defeat her. They obtained the woman to al-Haram Police place:

The two place me in a cage-like cellular, pending investigation. I was singing to sooth my self down. Through The cops investigation, they questioned myself about the personal living, your sex-reassignment surgery, your trans identification, and our romance with [LGBT activists] Sarah Hegazy, Ahmed Alaa, and Mashroua€™ Leila! These people forced me to signal a police document without allowing us to review what they had written.

Say Security prosecutors ordered el-Kashif detained for 15 period impending an investigation on free Artist dating websites accusations of a€?misusing social media optimisation,a€? a charge made use of generally in Egypt against calm dissidents:

I had been detained for 15 instances in al-Haram Police force Station, in a mobile the size of a freezer. I endured the worst spoken use I have ever experienced by cops therefore forbade me from going to the bathroom for two times. (more…)