Last Update 23:50
Saturday, 24 August 2019

Egypt's health ministry orders shutdown of anti-torture NGO El-Nadeem

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Feb 2016
Nadeem founders
Founders of El-Nadeem Center with Aida Seif El-Dawla on the left. (Photo: Facebook)
Views: 1975
Views: 1975

The El-Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence says Egyptian authorities attempted to shut down the non-governmental organisation on Wednesday in accordance with an order issued by a body affiliated with the health ministry.

According to El-Nadeem, a policeman and an engineer paid a visit to the NGO with a copy of the order, which cited infringements that the Facebook statement did not specify.

Lawyer Taher Abul-Naser eventually managed to postpone the execution of the order until El-Nadeem can contact the health ministry to know the reasons behind the decision.

The health ministry is yet to issue a statement on the order.

Founded in 1993, El-Nadeem provides support for victims of violence and torture and condemns such acts.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.