Egyptian Teen Arrested

Mahmoud Hussein is a 19-year-old student trapped and tortured in an Egyptian jail for wearing a “Nation Without Torture” t-shirt and a scarf marking the “25 January Revolution”. He was arrested on his way home from a protest against military rule and the Muslim Brotherhood more than a year ago. He is yet to be charged or tried for any offences. He has been tortured and mistreated in detention and forced into signing a confession. Everyone should be able to live without fear for the views they express or for participating peacefully in a protest. But Mahmoud Hussein has spent 16 months in jail without charge or trial for doing just that with his only offence being to have demanded an end to torture and celebrating the “25 January Revolution”. They must release the young man! Have you seen this elsewhere? Tell us about it.

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