A general view of clustered buildings in Cairo, Egypt, January 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Egypt arrests mother cited in BBC reportA mother who angered Egyptian authorities by accusing the police in a foreign news report of torturing her daughter has been arrested and was ordered detained Friday, while the human rights lawyer who first publicly mentioned the mother's detention has gone missing. The public prosecutor ordered the detention of Mona Mahmoud Mohammad, known as Oum Zubeida, for 15 days pending investigations into her statements made in the BBC report. Ghoneim has long supported victims of alleged police torture, the disappeared, and their families in Egypt.In the report, entitled The Shadow Over Egypt, Mohammad claimed authorities had tortured and raped her daughter in detention, then released her but captured her again a year ago and have held her incommunicado since.
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