Last updated: April 2011

Egypt Detention Profile

List of Detention Sites  

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Name Status (Year) Location Facility Type Security Detention Timeframe Authority Management Capacity Reported Single Day Pop. Demographics & Segregation
Arish Police Station (1) In use (2011) Arish, Sinai region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Arish Police Station (2) In use (2011) Arish, Sinai region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Arish Police Station (3) In use (2011) Arish, Sinai region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Arish Police Station (4) In use (2011) Arish, Sinai region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Aswan City Police Station In use (2011) Aswan Police Station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Bir El Abd Police Station In use (2011) Bir El Abd, Sinai region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Borg-el Arab Prison In use (2011) Alexandria (periphery) Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. Gender segregation (2011)
Daraw Police Station In use (2011) Daraw Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Edfu Police Station In use (2011) Edfu Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
El Mostaqbal Police Station In use (2011) Ismailia Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Estinaf Prison In use (2011) Cairo Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. Gender segregation (2011)
Hadra Prison In use (2011) Alexandria Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. Gender segregation (2011)
Hassana Police Station In use (2011) Bi'r Hassana (Sinai region) Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Hurghada Police Station (1) In use (2011) Hurghada Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Hurghada Police Station (2) In use (2011) Hurghada Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Ismailia Prison In use (2011) Ismailia Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. Gender segregation (2011)
Khalifa Police Transit Section In use (2011) Cairo Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Kom Ombo Police Station In use (2011) Kom Ombo Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Marsa Alam Police Station In use (2011) Marsa Alam Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Nakhl Police Station In use (2011) Nakhl (North Sinai) Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2006)
Nasr El Nouba Police Station In use (2011) Madenet Nasr El Nouba Police Station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors.
Port Sa'id Prison In use (2011) Port Sa'id Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. Gender segregation (2011)
Qanater El Khayereya Men's Prison In use (2011) Cairo Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult Males only (2011)
Qanater El Khayereya Women's Prison In use (2011) Cairo Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult Females only (2011)
Qanater Prison In use (2011) Cairo Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors (2010). Gender segregation (2011)
Qena Police Station In use (2011) Qena Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Ras Gharib Police Station In use (2011) Ras Gharib (on the beach of the Suez Gulf) Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Romana Police Station In use (2011) Bi'r Rumana (North Mediterranean coast) Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2011)
Shallal Military Camp In use (2011) Shallal (Aswan) Ad Hoc - Camp Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. (2008)
Tura Prison In use (2011) Cairo Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector   500 (March 2010) Adult Males, Adult Females, Minors. Gender segregation (2011)

 

Sources
(This is only a partial list. More detailed information is available upon request.)

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  • Amnesty International (AI). 2009. Eritrea: Sent Home to Detention and Torture. Amnesty International. AFR 64/002/2009. May 2009. http://api.ning.com/files/PswCn84NetJNEVC73PY7uPeC2oBjqNJWF8r2FJHfsxy93pjaRTu5GSvP9DNKZDQvNrzdbTpz2w2BhfGEeHmkFgJ0QmPUnQIe/EritreaDevolucinDetencinyTortura.pdf (accessed on 27 July 2010).
  • Bustamante, J. 2010. Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Jorge A. Bustamante. Addendum Communications sent to Governments and replies received. Human Rights Council. 22 May 2010.
  • Equal Rights Trust (ERT). 2010. Unravelling Anomaly, Detention, Discrimination and the Protection Needs of Stateless Persons. London. July 2010. http://www.equalrightstrust.org/ertdocumentbank/UNRAVELLING%20ANOMALY%20small%20file.pdf (accessed 2 August 2010).
  • Grindell, Richard. 2003. A Study Refugees' Experiences of Detention in Egypt. American University. The Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies. http://idcoalition.org/egypt-report-detention-conditions/ (accessed 24 June 2010).
  • Human Rights Watch. 2009. Service for Life: State Repression and Indefinite Conscription in Eritrea. HRW. 16 April 2006. http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2009/04/15/service-life-0.
  • Human Rights Watch (HRW). 2008. Sinai Perils, Risks to Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Egypt and Israel. 12 November 2008. http://www.hrw.org/en/reports/2008/11/12/sinai-perils (accessed 10 July 2010).
  • Malek, Dalia. 2008. Exposing the Protection Gap: Detention as Perpetuating Refoulement in Egypt. American University. The Centre for Migration and Refugee Studies. http://www.aucegypt.edu/ResearchatAUC/rc/cmrs/Documents/Exposing%20the%20protection%20gap.pdf (accessed 24 June 2010).
  • Nowak, Manfred. 2010. Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Manfred Nowak. United Nations Human Rights Council. A/HRC/13/39/Add.1. 25 February 2010.
  • Undisclosed source. 2010. Email communication between representative of NGO and Cecilia Cannon (Global Detention Project). 31 March 2010. (Source asked to remain anonymous).
  • Undisclosed source. 2011a. Information provided to Global Detention Project from a representative of a non governmental organization. 6 March 2011. (Source asked to remain anonymous).
  • Undisclosed source. 2011b. Email communication between representative of a non governmental organization and Cecilia Cannon (Global Detention Project). 10 March 2011. (Source asked to remain anonymous).
  • Undisclosed source. 2011c. Information provided to Global Detention Project from a representative of a non governmental organization. 21 March 2011. (Source asked to remain anonymous).
  • Undisclosed source. 2011d. Information provided to Global Detention Project from a representative of a non governmental organization. 12 April 2011. (Source asked to remain anonymous).