Violations escalate in “Burj Al Arab” prison and the release of 5 women with precautionary measures

The “Jewar” Foundation for Human Rights monitored continued restrictions on the visits of detainees inside “Burj Al Arab” prison by prison officers and informants, while reducing the visit time to only 10 minutes per month, and preventing the entry of clothes and blankets. She stated that the administration of Burj Al Arab Prison commits many violations and restrictions during the visits, including not allowing any blankets or blankets to enter the detainees despite the very low temperatures, as well as preventing the entry of any clothes and only one inner kit per visit.
The prison administration also prohibits the entry of food in sufficient quantities, and suffices with a meal that is sufficient for one person throughout the month, at a time when all visits are converted into a visit of “two wires separated by a corridor more than a meter long”, which leads to loudness and lack of good hearing while the detainee is talking with his family .

In addition, the entry of medicines was prohibited despite the presence of many detainees who constantly need medicine and medical care, and despite the death of more than one detainee as a result of medical negligence inside the prison during the last period.
“Jewar” confirmed that the prison administration continues to violate the rights of detainees inside the prison and on visits for some time, despite the spread of the Corona virus; What may lead to dire consequences if it continues more than that.
The We Record Rights team also documented these violations, adding that the prison administration assaulted a number of prisoners in connection with political cases by beating and then solitary confinement in disciplinary wards after they objected to the prison decision to increase the number of detainees in each cell to 20 prisoners.
The team stated that these violations were carried out under the supervision of the chief of investigations and the National Security Officer. He pointed out that there are at least 7 prisoners in custody of political cases who died during the past two years as a result of medical negligence and poor health care inside Burj Al Arab prison.
The incarceration continues
In addition, she condemned the continuing imprisonment of journalist Sulafa Magdy, who has been detained for more than a year in connection with Case 488 of 2019, known as the “Hope” case, for allegedly publishing false news, and then circulating it in August 2020 pending a new case bearing No. 855 of 2020.
The Foundation called on human rights organizations in the world to take effective measures to ensure the safety of political detainees in Egypt from the suppression of the Sisi regime, which violates all the norms, values ​​and laws and increases its crimes day after day.

While the Cairo Criminal Court, held in the counseling room of the Tora court, decided in the session of January 17, 2021, to release 5 women by precautionary measures, according to the “Biladi Center for Human Rights”, they are: Nahid Mahmoud Mahmoud Hussein, pending case No. 674 of 2019, Nermin Hussein Fathy, Shaima Sami Zaki, Naglaa Fathy Fouad, pending Case 535 of 2020. Ibtisam Mesbah Eid, pending Case 750 of 2019.

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