25 May 2014

Egypt: More Than 41,000 Arrested in Egypt Since July - NGO

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An Egyptian woman mourns dead protesters (file photo).

Cairo — More than 41,000 people have been arrested in Egypt since July 2013 until now, said a recent report by Wiki Thawra, an independent statistical database created by the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights.

"A total of 41,163 people were arrested since July 3 2013 until May 15 2014, during the rule of Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi/President Adli Mansour," said the report published on Wiki Thawra's website.

Egypt's army ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on July 3 last year after mass protests against his rule, and declared a roadmap for a transitional phase until new presidential elections are held.

The report is exclusive to arrests moved by the "political or sectarian backgrounds of people, social or workers' protesting, terrorist acts or military trials for civilians."

Wiki Thawra is an initiative to document all those killed, wounded and arrested since the January uprising.

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