Egyptian doctor disappeared for 22 days after dropping her parents at the airport

Egyptian doctor disappeared for 22 days after dropping her parents at the airport

On December 23, 2018, after dropping her parents off at the airport, Yosr Mahmoud was led away by airport security services and disappeared. After 22 days of being subjected to secret detention, Yosr Mahmoud was released in mid-January 2019.
Latest Updates
March 4, 2019: Egyptian authorities reply to the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, stating that “there is no record of any arrest.”
Mid-January 2019: Yosr Mahmoud is released.
December 26, 2018: MENA Rights Group requests the urgent intervention of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.
December 23, 2018: Yosr Mahmoud is led away by airport security services and disappeared.

On December 23, 2018, Yosr Mahmoud went to Cairo International Airport to drop off her parents, who were flying to Istanbul. At 11 a.m. Yosr Mahmoud was led away from the departure hall by an airport security officer and subsequently disappeared. 22 days after her disappearance, Yosr Mahmoud was released. On the same day, Yosr Mahmoud’s parents, who had also been disappeared at the airport, were brought before the Public Prosecution Office and formally charged.

The disappearance of Yosr Mahmoud is part of a wave of politically-motivated arrests of individuals associated with the Muslim Brotherhood and their family members.