Urgent from Amnesty International UK
Yesterday we heard the shocking news that two Amnesty staff members were among 30 human rights activists, journalists and others who were detained by the Egyptian security forces. They are currently being held in an unknown location and we fear that all may be at risk of torture or other ill treatment.
The arrests are part of an unacceptable clampdown on human rights observers and journalists in Egypt in an attempt to stem independent reporting on the uprising and subsequent crackdown. Our staff and others monitoring the situation on the ground must be allowed to do their crucial work and we are demanding their immediate and unconditional release.