Families of those missing during Egypt’s revolution call for help

Many Egyptian protesters went missing during and after the 2011 uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak.

The kidnappings continued when Egypt’s military council took control of the country and - even after President Mohammed Mursi’s election last June - abductions have yet to stop.

Mahmoud Khadra went missing during an anti-military protest last April in the Cairo district of Abbasiya.

His father, Mohamed, told Al Arabiya he looked everywhere for his son and he cannot find him. Meanwhile, Khadra’s mother said she is in a constant state of confusion.

“I’m confused, and I don’t know if our son is dead or alive. His daughters ask about him, and no one is helping us,” the mother said.

Yasser Abdel Fattah is another Egyptian protester who went missing during armed clashes in Mohammed Mahmoud Street.

His father, Abdel Fattah, blames the Egyptian president. Abdel Fattah says that Mursi had promised the return of those who had gone missing during the 2011 uprising.

The question remains: what can the government do to help those suffering families?

Last Update: Tuesday, 02 April 2013 KSA 07:37 - GMT 04:37