A former member of parliament died in an Egyptian prison on Monday in the third death in less than 48 hours and the eighth this year, a rights group told Middle East Eye.
Egypt: former MP is third prisoner to die within 48 hours
A human rights organisation confirmed the death of a prisoner in Egypt on Monday as a result of medical negligence, the third such case within 48 hours. The Egyptian Network for Human Rights said on Facebook that former MP Ragab Abu Zaid Zair, 80, died in the ICU of New …
Egypt: Human rights groups warn of ‘torture and abuse’ at Badr prison complex
Human rights groups said on Monday that collective punishment is taking place at Egypt’s Badr prison complex, as they warned of “numerous suicide attempts and hunger strikes among detainees”.
Alaa Abdel Fattah’s sister to address Human Rights Council as alarm sounded over prison suicide attempts
The sister of imprisoned Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah will appear before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday to campaign for her brother’s release, as a human rights group warned that inmates at Egypt’s recently constructed Badr prison were suffering “horrific abuses”, with many attempting suicide.
‘Refrigerator’: a nightmare which haunts detainees in Egypt
“Refrigerator” is a term used to describe small rooms inside the Egyptian police stations affiliated with the Egyptian National Security Agency (an internal intelligence agency), which hosts many detainees in inhumane conditions, without being subject to any judicial or legal oversight.
Egypt: political prisoner Al-Morsi tortured to death
Egypt’s security agents have tortured Mohammad Al-Sayyed Al-Morsi to death in the Damietta detention centre. The Arabic language teacher, 52, was detained on 21 February and subjected to systematic torture in the centre run by the National Security Agency, said his family.
Egypt: Detained poet launches hunger strike in protest against ‘inhumane’ conditions
Egyptian poet Galal al-Behairy has launched a hunger strike to demand his release from prison, where he has been held for the past five years over a poem allegedly against the military.
Leaked letter from Egypt Badr prison reveals denial of medical care
Egyptian human rights organisations have published a leaked letter from the Badr 3 Prison for Reform and Rehabilitation, revealing the continuation of violations against detainees, especially the denial of medical care.
Egypt: Why inmates are dying in Sisi’s new ‘model’ prison
On 11 September 2021, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced the launch of a National Human Rights Strategy that included plans to modernise prisons.
Egypt: Release Prison Population Figures
The Egyptian authorities should increase transparency by making essential figures about the country’s detainee population public, nine organizations said today. The figure should include how many people have been kept in custody in recent years under the nationwide crackdown on dissent.