'HRW raps arrest of Egypt activist' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned the arrest of a senior Egyptian activist by the country’ security forces, describing it as a continuation of a crackdown on opposition.

On December 19, police raided the offices of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights and detained six of its members who were blindfolded and held in an unidentified place for nine hours. Five of them were later freed.

However, Mohamed Adel, who is a founding member of the April 6 movement that was among the groups behind the 2011 revolution that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak, remains in custody...