Egyptian lawyer in solitary confinement for defying el-Sissi

From the day he was imprisoned more than 100 days ago, Egyptian rights lawyer Malek Adly has been locked in solitary confinement with almost no communication with the outside world, sleeping on a bare floor in conditions his lawyers say amount to torture.

Adly has not been formally charged with a crime, but remains incarcerated on a rolling series of administrative detention orders. His supporters say Adly has been targeted by authorities after he essentially insulted President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in a televised interview.

"What is happening in reality is an attempt to compel him to take his own life," said friend and fellow rights lawyer Tarek Khater. "This...