Human rights organizations denounce the deterioration of human rights in Egypt and the construction of a new prison complex

Human rights organizations and campaigns called on the murderous murderer Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to follow transparency in his statements regarding the human rights situation in Egypt, and not to ignore the reality that everyone is aware of inside and outside Egypt.

And it called in a statement issued by Al-Sisi to fulfill his promises to provide good living and health conditions for detainees, in accordance with the international rules of Nelson Mandela, regarding the protection of the rights of people deprived of liberty.

She expressed her concerns that Sisi’s statements about building prison complexes would pose a new threat to ensuring the independence of the judiciary and fair trial standards.

The organizations and campaigns said that “Al-Sisi has not stopped making contradictory and strange statements about the human rights situation in Egypt, in an attempt to improve Egypt’s deteriorating image abroad in the field of human rights, and that Egypt no longer needs to build more prisons.”

The organizations denounced the statements of the butcher Al-Sisi about the human rights situation in Egypt, which reveal false figures issued by several reliable human rights bodies, and confirm the deterioration of the human rights situation in Egypt in general, and in detention centers and prisons in particular.

Death in prison

Organizations and campaigns pointed to the high number of deaths inside detention centers and central prisons in Egypt, where during the first six months of 2017, 81 cases of extrajudicial killings carried out by the authorities of the Sisi regime were monitored, and in 2018, 245 cases of extrajudicial killings were monitored. and death in custody.

While in 2019, 95 deaths were recorded inside the detention facility; As follows (11 cases of suicide, 75 cases of denial of health care, 9 cases of death due to torture).

In 2020, 101 deaths in detention facilities were monitored, and the facts were distributed in total between death as a result of deprivation of health care by (89 deaths), death as a result of poor conditions of detention (6 deaths), as a result of torture (five deaths), and finally a case of suicide one.

In the first half of this year 2021, 28 deaths have been monitored so far inside the detention facility.

The organizations and campaigns stressed that the monitored and documented deaths inside detention centers and prisons confirm the falsehood of Sisi’s statements and their contradiction with reality, pointing to the existence of human rights violations in Egypt and the lack of necessary health and living care for detainees in Egypt, in addition to violations of deprivation of liberty, arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance, among others. From human rights reports on the situation in Egypt, and that most of these violations take place in unofficial places of detention and do not take place in official state prisons.

The statement stressed that Egypt does not need to build more prisons and detention centers as much as it needs to build and nurture minds instead of holding them in prisons.

She said, “Egypt does not need to build more prisons and detention centers, at a time when the Egyptian people are suffering from deteriorating health conditions during a pandemic that is the largest and most prevalent globally in modern history, the Corona-Covid 19 pandemic, and the deterioration of educational conditions amid the density of students inside Classes in all different stages of education, Sisi empties the state’s treasury money in order to build more prisons, so instead of building minds and taking care of them, he detains them.”

She pointed out that “at least 35 prisons were built during Sisi’s era out of 75 prisons across the country, in addition to 382 detention centers inside police departments and stations in various governorates, in addition to secret prisons in the camps, according to several reports issued by Egyptian human rights organizations.”

Among the most important prisons that were established during the era of the coup plotter, Al-Sisi, is the Salhia Public Prison for which the Sharkia Governorate allocated an area of ​​ten acres in 2014, and the May 15 Central Prison in Cairo, which opened in mid-2015 on an area of ​​105,000 square meters.

The signatories to the statement included: Article 55 Campaign – Committee for Justice, Human Rights and Civic Participation, Voice of the Dungeon Platform, Arab Organization for Penal Reform, Their Right Campaign, Sinai Foundation for Human Rights.

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