Prisoner of Conscience Mahmoud Hussein to Remain in Detention

Updated: May 3, 2019

Mahmoud Hussein, a 19-year-old student, has spent over 18 months in pretrial detention in Egypt after being arrested for wearing a shirt with the “Nation Without Torture Campaign” logo.

On August 26, Hussein was taken to Cairo’s Abbassia Court for an unexpected court proceeding, according to Amnesty International. He had appeared in court two days earlier when his detention was renewed, so he was not expected in court for another six weeks.