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.
Reactions continue to letters from prisoners, which recorded the violations and the intensified suffering of hundreds of detainees in Badr Prison for Reform and Rehabilitation, with letters mentioning some detainees committing suicide.
Mohamed Badie, the detained leader of Egypt’s largest opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, has begun a hunger strike inside his cell at a new prison in protest against mistreatment and medical negligence, a rights group said on Saturday, citing a leaked letter from prison.
Al Jazeera calls for the immediate release of journalist Bahaa Eldin Ibrahim and his colleagues who are detained in Egypt
Today marks three years since Ibrahim, a producer for Al Jazeera Mubasher Channel, was arrested at Borg El Arab Airport in Alexandria on February 22, 2020.
A new prison, which Egypt touted as a model for reform and which holds some of its most prominent prisoners, denies inmates healthcare and subjects them to punitive treatment including isolation, relatives of those inside and rights groups say.
The family of Egyptian political detainee Ahmed Douma said in a statement that his prison conditions have been worsening each day since he was transferred from the Tora prison to the Badr prison.
An Egyptian prisoner has died in Zagazig Police Station due to the conditions of his detention, including a lack of adequate medical attention.
Egypt’s Lawyers Syndicate has suspended an indefinite strike after six lawyers sentenced to prison over an alleged court brawl were released on appeal on Sunday.
The founder and former CEO of Egypt’s Juhayna Food Industries and his son have been released from prison yesterday, after spending about two years in detention, according to Reuters citing security and prison sources, as well as a family member.
The Egyptian authorities are finalizing legal measures for the release of a new group of 31 pretrial detainees, Presidential Pardon Committee member Tarek El-Khouly said in a Facebook post on Monday.