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Prisoner speaks out about inhumane detention at Al-Aqrab prison

A prisoner standing trial for terrorism-related charges has reignited the controversy surrounding poor health care at Egyptian prisons, telling judges at the Giza Criminal Court of inhumane prison treatment that has caused him and his fellow inmates serious diseases.

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NCHR’s favorable review of al-Aqrab prison sparks controversy

“There is no systematic torture in Egyptian prisons,” said the head of Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), Mohamed Fayeq, following a recent visit by council members to al-Aqrab Prison, Egypt’s most famous high-security prison facility and one section of the Tora prisons’ complex, south of Cairo.

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Despite deaths and rampant abuse allegations, rights council says all is well at Aqrab Prison

After visiting the notorious maximum-security Aqrab Prison to investigate accusations of abuse, on Thursday the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) claimed that such reports were exaggerated and that all the inmates were treated well. 

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NCHR slams Brotherhood prisoners’ complaints on detention conditions

A delegation from the state-affiliated National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) visited Al-Aqrab Prison Wednesday, in response to several complaints by the families of prisoners regarding unacceptable conditions in detention.

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NCHR discovers violations during visit to Damanhour prison

vercrowded rooms, medical negligence, and inadequate meals were among the violations observed by the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) delegation during its visit to the Damanhour women prison in the Beheira governorate on Sunday.

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Detainees are being subjected to a very slow death in Egypt’s prisons .

“A prisoner has met his death inside prison or inside such police station due to overcrowding/intense heat/medical carelessness.” This has been more or less routine in news reports in recent weeks which have witnessed the death of scores of political and criminal prisoners as a result of deliberate carelessness and …

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