Prison Conditions in Egypt

The first such report by a human rights organization including on-site inspections and extensive interviews with current inmates, Prison Conditions in Egypt documents appalling conditions and practices. It describes the filth and poor sanitary facilities in living quarters and hospitals, tremendous overcrowding and prolonged daily confinement, denial of medical attention, the use of unauthorized physical violence against inmates, and the imposition of particularly harsh living conditions on sentenced security prisoners and security detainees held without charge. The report provides a detailed set of recommendations to the Egyptian authorities for improving the current conditions.

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