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Hossam Ahmed

Status:  Prevention Detention in Case 1739/2018

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Rights 

#Economic, Social 

#Trans Gender

#/LGBTIQA+

Violations 

#Judicial Harassment

#Arrest / Detention / Imprisonment

#Anal examinations

Location 

#Region: the Middle East and North Africa

#Egypt

Hossam Ahmed is an Egyptian trans man who was arrested on February 28, 2019, and is being imprisoned since then.

Hossam Ahmed was arrested alongside over 70 others in an ongoing arrest campaign sparked by social media users’ criticism of the government and calls for protests in the aftermath of a deadly train crash at Ramses Station that killed 22 and injured 43. The defendants are investigated under the Case 1739/2018.

He was first detained in an undisclosed location for four days before appearing at the State Security Prosecution on March 4, 2019, at which time the prosecution remanded Ahmed and others to custody for 15 days on charges of participating in a terrorist group and using an internet account (Facebook) to commit a crime punishable by law.

Ahmed is being held in a women’s facility in the Abdeen Police Station and has faced harassment and bullying from other inmates and visitors.

 

He has also been denied hormone therapy by Egyptian authorities since his arrest. The Prisons’ Authority also forced him to undergo a full physical examination and inspection of his genitals without an order from the prosecution, although he has a medical certificate issued by a general hospital describing his condition and medically qualifying him for transsexual therapy; the certificate states that he has not undergone any surgical procedures. This examination, therefore, was medically unnecessary and constitutes a physical and psychological assault on Hossam Ahmed.

OUR ACTIONS

Update

December 4, 2019

Public Prosecution successfully appeals to the Criminal Court of Cairo’s decision to release Hossam. He is sent back to preventive detention for an additional 45 days.

 

December 3, 2019

The Criminal Court of Cairo grants Hossam a release order under precautionary measures
 

September  4, 2019

Custody period extended for 45 days by the Criminal Court

July 28, 2019

Custody period extended for 45 days by the Criminal Court

 

July 27, 2019

First hearings to renew the detention period before the Criminal Court

April 10, 2019

Custody period extended for 15 days by the State Security Prosecution

March 18, 2019

Hossam is assaulted during a compulsory medical examination conducted while in custody without his consent and for no medical purpose 

March 16, 2019

Custody period extended for 15 days by the State Security Prosecution on charges of joining a terrorist group and calling for March 1 demonstrations

March 4, 2019:

Custody period extended for 15 days by the State Security Prosecution.

February 28, 2019

Hossam is arrested and detained in an undisclosed location