Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture, A/HRC/28/68/Add.1, 5 March 2015: Egypt
(e) JUA 17/04/2014 Case No. EGY 4/2014 State Reply: None to date
Allegations of arbitrary arrest, detention and sentencing of four individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, as well as allegations of physical violence, including sexual violence and attempted rape by other prisoners while in detention.
153. In the absence of information to the contrary, the Rapporteur concludes that there is substance in the allegations presented in the initial communication, reiterated above, and thus, that the Government of Egypt, by failing to protect the physical and psychological integrity of Messrs. A, B, C and D, thereby paving the way for violence, including sexual violence and attempted rape by other prisoners while in detention, has violated their right to be free from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, as provided by articles 1 and 16 of the CAT.
Link to full text of the report: Report-SRTorture-Communications and replies-2015-eng-fra-esp
Link to Special Rapporteur’s correspondence with the State: Correspondence-SR-Egypt-4-2014-eng