The Minister of Interior of the Presidential Council, Abdulsalam Ashour, issued a decree to establish a committee of police officers in order to investigate and gather inferences with persons detained by the Special Deterrent Force (SDF) at Mitiga prison.

The ministry explained on Facebook that the committee would work for the completion of the investigation of the defendants and refer them to the Attorney General's Office.

Activists say several people have been detained at Mitiga prison without charges.