Egypt Hunger Strike Over Prison Cruelty

Egypt Hunger Strike Over Prison Cruelty
Egypt Hunger Strike Over Prison Cruelty

About 130 inmates at a prison in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, have been on hunger strike for more than six weeks to protest against inhumane conditions and the denial of family visits, rights group Amnesty International has said.

The authorities at al-Aqrab maximum security prison in southern Cairo have retaliated against the detainees by “beating them, applying electric shocks with tasers and punished some of them with disciplinary measures”, Amnesty quoted a statement from the detainees as saying.

“By refusing to allow detainees to see their families, the Egyptian authorities are flagrantly flouting both Egyptian and international law and displaying callous cruelty,” Amnesty added.


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