Last updated: October 2014

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
Al-Khoseimiya Police Station In use (2014) Sinai region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females (2013)
Al-Nikhla Police Station In use (2014) Nakhl (North Sinai) Police station Secure Long-term          
Amreya Police Station In use (2014) Alexandria (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Anfoushi Police Station In use (2014) Alexandria (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Anfoushi Youth Centre In use (2014) Alexandria (Nile Delta) Ad-hoc shelter Secure Long-term          
Arish Police Station (1) In use (2014) Arish, Sinai region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Arish Police Station (2) In use (2014) Arish, Sinai region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Arish Police Station (3) In use (2014) Arish, Sinai region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Arish Police Station (4) In use (2014) Arish, Sinai region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Aswan Central Security Camp In use (2014) Shalal (Aswan) Ad-hoc Camp Secure Long-term          
Aswan City Police Station In use (2014) Aswan Police Station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Ataqa Police Station In use (2014) Suez (Governorate) Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry, Security Department     Adult males, adult females, unaccompanied minors, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Bab Shark Police Station In use (2014) Alexandria (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Baltim/Borolos Police Station In use (2014) Kafr El Sheikh governorate (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Bir El Abd Police Station In use (2014) Bir El Abd, Sinai region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Biyala Police Station In use (2014) Kafr El Sheikh governorate (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Borg-el ArabPolice Station In use (2014) Borg-el Arab, Alexandria (periphery, Nile Delta)) Police station Secure Long-term          
Dahab Police Station In use (2014) Dahab, South Sinai Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry, Security Department     Adult males, adult females, unaccompanied minors, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Damietta Police Station In use (2014) Damietta Governorate (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Daraw Police Station In use (2014) Daraw Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Dekheila Police Station In use (2014) Alexandria (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Edfu Police Station In use (2014) Edfu Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Edko Police Station In use (2014) El-Beheira governorate (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
El Mostaqbal Police Station In use (2014) El Mostaqbal, Ismailia region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Estinaf Prison In use (2014) Cairo Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult males; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2010)
Galaa Prison In use (2014) Galaa (North Sinai) Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry     140 (Oct 2013) Adult males, adult females (2013)
Gamasa Police Station In use (2014) Damietta Governorate (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Gourna Police Station In use (2014) Gourna, Luxor Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry, Security Department     Adult males, adult females, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Hadra Prison In use (2014) Alexandria Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult males, male unaccompanied minors; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2009)
Hassana Police Station In use (2014) Hassana, Sinai region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Hemma Police Station In use (2014)   Police station Secure Long-term          
Hurghada Police Station (1) In use (2011) Hurghada Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Hurghada Police Station (2) In use (2014) Hurghada Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Ismailia Police Station In use (2014) Ismailia Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females (2013)
Ismailia Prison In use (2014) Ismailia Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Karmouz Police Station In use (2014) Alexandria (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Khalifa Police Transit Section In use (2011) Cairo Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, (2011)
Kom Ombo Police Station In use (2014) Kom Ombo Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Marsa Alam Police Station In use (2014) Marsa Alam Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Matrouh Police Station In use (2014) Matrouh Governorate (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Montaza 2 Police Station In use (2014) Alexandria (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Nasr El Nuba Police Station In use (2014) Nasr El Nuba (Aswan) Police Station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Nuweiba Police Station In use (2014) Nuweiba, South Sinai Police Station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry, Security Department     Adult males, adult females, unaccompanied minors, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Port Said Police Station In use (2014) Port Said (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Port Said Prison In use (2011) Port Said (Nile Delta) Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Prembal Police Station In use (2014) Dakahleya Governorate (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Qanater El Khayereya Men's Prison In use (2014) Cairo Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry, Prison Department Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult males, male unaccompanied minors; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Qanater El Khayereya Women's Prison In use (2014) Cairo Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry, Prison Department Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector     Adult females, female unaccompanied minors, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Qena Police Station In use (2014) Qena Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Rafah Police Station In use (2014) Rafah, North Sinai Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females (2013)
Rahmaniya Police Station In use (2014) El-Beheira governorate (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Raml 1 Police Station In use (2014) Alexandria (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Ras Gharib Police Station In use (2014) Ras Gharib (on the beach of the Suez Gulf) Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Ras Sidr Police Station In use (2014) Ras Sidr, South Sinai Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry, Security Department     Adult males, adult females, unaccompanied minors, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Rashid (Rasheed) Police Station In use (2014) El-Beheira governorate (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Romana Police Station In use (2014) Romana, Sinai region Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry       Adult males, adult females, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Shabrakeet Police Station In use (2014) El-Beheira governorate (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          
Taba Police Station In use (2014) Taba, South Sinai Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry, Security Department     Adult males, adult females, unaccompanied minors, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Tur Sina Police Station In use (2014) Tur Sina, South Sinai Police station Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry, Security Department     Adult males, adult females, unaccompanied minors, children; gender segregation, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees, no family unit (2011)
Tura Prison In use (2014) Cairo Prison Secure Long-term Interior Ministry Interior Ministry - Prisons Sector   500 (March 2010) Adult males , male unacccompanied minors; no family unit, no segregation of criminal and administrative detainees (2011)
Zaafaran Police Station In use (2014) Kafr El Sheikh governorate (Nile Delta) Police station Secure Long-term          

 

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

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  • 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).
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