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.
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.
Jailed British-Egyptian activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah’s health has “deteriorated severely”, his sisters said Thursday after the first family visit since he ended a seven-month-long hunger strike.
An Egyptian prisoner has died in prison due to medical negligence, less than 24 hours after the death of another detainee in similar circumstances, according to a human rights group.
The lawyer for Egypt’s jailed hunger-striker Alaa Abdel Fattah said Sunday he had been denied access to his client for a second time in days, as fears for the activist’s health mount.
A 47-year-old man has died in prison in Egypt after starting a hunger strike to protest the conditions of his detention, according to the Egyptian Network for Human Rights.