Torture Victim Kidnapped To Prevent Airing His Story On TV Show

Torture Victim Kidnapped To Prevent Airing His Story On TV Show

A police force kidnapped, Sunday evening, citizen from his house and detained him for 1 1/2 hours to prevent him from appearing on Al Mihwar satellite channel alive on that night to speak about his case in which he accuses a policeman of detaining him for two years on roof of a police station without any legal grounds .

The police force broke into Hanna”s house in Giza, and detained him under pretext of investigating into the charges he directs against a police inspector, but he was surprised that the security forces took him to Cairo security directorate instead of Giza security directorate near which his residence is located.

Hanna adds: I was sent to the civil status organization where I met the civil affairs officer Mostafa Abdul Qader, the defendant in my case; one of them asked me about the incident, I asked him: how shall I complain of an officer in the directorate and they interrogate me in the very same directorate? where is the fairness?; the investigator stopped interrogating me and left me for more than 1 1/2 hours after which he ordered me released immediately, and informed me that I am watched.

Hanna confirmed that the aim of arresting him was to prevent him from appearing in “90 Minutes” show on Al Mihwar TV channel to narrate his ordeal alive, after the show presenter Moataz Al Demerdash notified about it in advance.

For his part, Bashir Hassan, the show editor-in-chief, said : We received, 1 1/2 hours before airing the show, a phone call from Hatem, the torture victim”s son and he informed us that a police truck came to the house and took his father; we asked repeatedly about him by calling his family till we were informed that he was released at 10.30PM. We knew for sure that his detention was only to prevent him from appearing on the show to present his ordeal.

Hanna said that he will present two complaints to the attorney general within hours.

Details of Hanna”s Torture Incident

Tortured 11 Yrs Ago In Egypt

Another Egyptian torture victim is recalling the injustice he was afflicted in the 1990s and how this painful experience is still hunting him.
After his disappearance for 11 years, citizen Nadi Hanna appeared suddenly. Although he seemingly disappeared in Alexandria”s Sharq Prosecution, he appeared in the police station of Ussim, Giza !
 Hanna says:” It all started in November 1995 when the prosecution decided to jail me for four days under investigation on charge forging a birth certificate and the appeals judge acquitted me on 100 pounds bail”.”I was expected to be released, but the Ussim police station sent me to the criminal research administration in department of the civil affairs on Dec. 21, 1995 in the morning till Dec. 23 1995 at dawn; during this period I was tortured and they forged my signature on the arrest report.
Hanna added that:” The officer forged an arrest warrant from the public prosecution before which I appeared later; the prosecutor noticed that my anus was bleeding due to torture; when he saw the forged arrest warrant falsely attributed to him, he felt that he was involved with the policeman; to protect himself, he wrote that he saw the papers “today morning”, and he sent me to Imbaba public hospital to be hospitalized, not to make a medical report; when he interrogated, he made me swear, and considered me a victim, not a defendant; then, he issued a decision of sending the defendants to the forensic medicine, but I was surprisingly taken to the roof of Ussim police station, where I was detained for two years, from Dec. 23, 1995, to Dec. 30, 1997. After I was released, I discovered that I was detained all this period without even a prosecution permit, and I discovered also that the case file was sent to Alexandria Sharq prosecution, in which the file was left uninvestigated throughout 11 years, during which I thought that every thing ended.”
Nadi added:” In April 2006, I was summoned again to complete investigations in Ussim district prosecution, where I found out that any papers about torturing me disappeared and there are other forged papers confirming that lawyers defended me in the investigations of the public prosecution, although the names of “these lawyers” are originally of the defendants and they did not attend these investigations in the prosecution office”.
Nadi continued:” I fielded several reports to the attorney general, who ordered an investigation be initiated into the case; I was summoned in Sep.30, 2006, and prosecutor Mohamed Abdul Rahman requested my telephone number; a month later, I was summoned to go to the forensic medicine and I found only one of the forged papers in the report gathering evidence and other papers disappeared from the investigations of the public prosecution; I lodged a complaint to the chief forensic pathologist to form a three-member committee, but he did not care.
The forensic medicine completed its report which the prosecutor refused to allow me to see, saying only that the signature on page no. 27 of the police report is my signature and refused to investigate into the arrest warrant that was forged by the policeman; he refused also to probe into the two forged papers in the prosecution investigations”.
Nadi Hanna demands sending the papers to the forensic medicine department and forming a three-member committee to examine the forged papers, including the arrest warrant forged by the policeman pretended; Nadi demands also solving the mystery disappearance of the investigation papers for 11 years in Alexandria”s prosecution and their sudden appearance after this long period of time.