Egyptian police have arbitrarily detained at least 30 Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers, subjecting some to abuse and “forced physical labour”, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. The AFP news agency reports that, saying that plainclothes police arbitrarily arrested some two dozen people from their homes, coffeeshops, on the street, and at community centres, the New York-based watchdog called on Egypt’s public prosecutor to “investigate and hold accountable those responsible for arbitrary arrests and mistreatment of Sudanese refugees and asylum seekers.