A spokesperson for an Egyptian human rights organisation says authorities have moved two detained lawyers to an unknown location and they haven't been heard from since.
Ahmed el-Attar of Egyptian Co-ordination for Rights and Freedoms says that a court had ordered the release of Ezzat Ghoniem and Azzoz Mahgoub on September 4 pending investigations into accusations they were plotting against Egypt, but the two disappeared while in custody on September 14.
He says the men's families tried to visit them but were told they had already been released. Amnesty International says the men have been forcibly disappeared and are at great risk of torture, and urges authorities to make their whereabouts known.
Both Ghoneim and Mahgoub supported victims of alleged police torture, the disappeared and their families in Egypt.
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