Authorities of Egypt have rounded up approximately 40 activists, rights workers, and lawyers since the end of October and they have been detained in some of the locations that have not been disclosed.
Many of those who have been arrested are the humanitarian providers and legal support to families of the political detainees. The government of Egypt has been requested to reveal their locations but they have denied the fact.
The Human Rights Watch, a rights group, also tried to speak to a lawyer and three activists who were thought to be in the direct touch with the families of those detained. the deputy Middle East and North Africa director at the Human Rights Watch, Michael Page, said that the oppression by the Egyptian Security Agencies has now extended to the disappearance of those brave men and women who have been continuously trying to protect those who have already disappeared. According to some of the reliable sources, more than 80 people have been detained till now in the wave of arrests but out of those, only 40 names were being verified by the Human Rights Watch. Some of the detainees were also close to the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms which is an independent human rights group. It said that the fire of detention for those have come from pro-government media recently.
Aisha Khairat al-Shater, the daughter of a former Muslim Brotherhood leader, has also been arrested and is currently in detention along with her husband, Mohammed Abu Hurayra, who is a lawyer.
Hoda Abdelmonem, a 60-year-old lawyer and former spokesperson for the Women Revolutionary Coalition of Egypt is also among the arrested ones. The courts of Egypt have given death sentence or long jail terms to more than hundreds of leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood group and supporters after other speedy mass trials occurred.