The Human Rights Watch says according to its research, that the Victorious Sect which is an alleged twenty-two member unknown Islamic group is suggested to be fabricated by the security forces of Egypt. The Victorious Sect was already accused of planning attacks on both tourism sites and gas pipelines.
They report that the claims are just a way for the government to justify renewing its emergency laws. Suspects have had charges against them dropped by the state prosecutor. However, it’s believed that at least ten of them are still in detention.
According to BBC, Cairo says that this is only the latest of accusations by human rights organizations against Egypt’s police and security forces. The government had constantly denied the claims of torture. They rejected the claims and called them foreign interference on domestic affairs.
“Beyond coerced confessions, there appears to be no compelling evidence to support the government’s dramatic claims,” according to the Human Rights Watch.
Most of the testimonies came from third parties in the report. They said that the detainees were not that willing to talk directly out of fear of retribution. An HRW spokesperson said that a case like that is not unusual.
These arrests of members of the Victorious Sect came before the emergency laws were renewed by the Egyptian government.