Ibrahim Ezz El-Din
a Urban Researcher at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF), He was born in 1992.
Currently remanded in custody pending Case No. 1018 of 2020 on charges of joining an illegal group.
His work has focused on urban issues in Egypt, including housing rights and the monitoring of cases involving forced displacement and forced eviction. Due to his influential activities and research inside Egypt, he was arrested on June 11, 2019 by police forces and taken to an unknown place. He was forcibly disappeared for 167 days, during which he was severely tortured and deprived of sleep and food, with the aim to force him to confess to accusations fabricated by the National Security Agency.
On November 26, 2019, he appeared in an investigation at the State Security Prosecution, during which he was accused of publishing false news, misusing social media, and joining an illegal group in Case No. 488 of 2019. He was then detained in custody pending this case for 19 months.
On December 27, 2020, researcher Ibrahim Ezz El-Din was released, but after 5 days, on January 2, 2021, he was accused in a new case, the No. 1018 of 2020, of joining an illegal group, the very same accusations he was charged with in the previous case.
To date, he is remanded in custody pending the case, and it is reported that in the last interrogation sessions his detention was automatically renewed for 45 days in absentia, although neither the State Security Prosecution nor National Security provided any evidence of the validity of the accusations against him.