Middle East and North Africa March Roundup

This is a compilation of the tweets by the MENA Regional Coordinator of the International Detention Coalition. For live updates, follow @IDC_MENA


Egypt takes small forward steps on child rights. Yet ongoing concerns remain, especially for children in Egypt’s criminal justice system, who continue to be subject to rights-violations including arbitrary detention, unfair trials and physical abuse.

Egypt responds to the UN’s Universal Periodical Review on Egypt’s UN’s human rights status in November.

UAE: Migrant-Rights looks in depth at the personal experiences of detention and deportation from Emirati detention centres.

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New Global Detention Project profile on immigration detention in Libya examines the effects of conflict on increases in arbitrary and indefinite detention; as well as the impact of “deplorable conditions” within the detention system on pushing mixed migration movements in the region underground.

Israel: New report from the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants and the Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel (Assaf) reveals in interviews with former Holot prison inmates that many who have ‘voluntarily’ departed Israel in past two years have been subjected to torture, imprisonment and persecution after returning home to Sudan.

15000 people in Saudi Arabia are reported to be in detention centres awaiting deportation.