Torture, Rape, and Death in Egyptian Prisons—- where are you going Abdelfattah al-Sisi?

Hi all
We are asking ourselves if the regime of the
50ies is coming back to Egypt….
80 people dying in prison…. Amnesty International
has recorded this catastrophic situation after the Egyptian Coup.
People raped, sexually abused, and tortured in
People sentenced to death because they do not
approve the new dictatorship?
Back to Middle Ages?
Back to Arabic dictatorship?
Back to Jahiliya?
These are the questions we would like to ask
people who do this to their own citizens, to their own people.
Happy to get your feedback on facebook or on our
Dr. phil. Milena Rampoldi
Torture, rape and death in Egypt’s prisons

report by Amnesty International reveal the extent of human rights abuses in
Egypt’s prisons.

Bulletin / News Desk
Human rights activist
group Amnesty International has recorded evidence of a sharp deterioration in
human rights in Egypt one year on from the coup that ousted elected president
Mohamed Morsi.
Noting a surge in
arbitrary arrests and detentions, Amnesty International said the number of
people detained are at least 16,000, quoting an official estimate published by
the Associated Press in March, of whom a minimum of 80 have died in custody
according to the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights initiative
WikiThawra, which also
states that more than 40,000 people were detained or indicted between July 2013
and mid-May 2014.
Among four prisoners who
died in Mattereya Police station since April 2014 was Ahmed Ibrahim, who
repeatedly complained about having difficulty breathing due to poor ventilation
in his overcrowded police cell and being denied medical care. Amnesty reported
that he had died hours after being denied an ambulance which was called by his
father following a phone call at 1am on June 15, in which he told his father
that he was dying. His body was reportedly covered in blue bruises and cuts on
his neck suggested he may have been tortured.
“Egypt’s notorious state
security forces –currently known as National Security- are back and operating
at full capacity, employing the same methods of torture and other ill-treatment
used during the darkest hours of the Mubarak era,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui,
Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty
“Despite repeated promises
by current and former presidents to respect the rule of law, over the past year
flagrant violations have continued at an astonishing rate, with security forces
effectively granted a free rein to commit human rights violations with
Torture as a practice to
gain confessions, particularly from Muslim Brotherhood members, is a tactic
used by both the Egyptian military and police in premises belonging to the
National Security Agency, police stations and unofficial places of detention,
Amnesty International reported.
Electric shocks, rape,
handcuffing, suspending detainees from open doors and another hanging method,
known as “the grill” – which involves handcuffing hands and legs to a rod and
suspending it between two opposite chairs until the detainee’s legs go numb –
are common torture methods that were also used during the era of former
president Hosni Mubarek before he stepped down during the 2011 revolution.
“They cut my shirt,
blindfolded me with it and handcuffed me from behind…they beat me with batons
all over my body, particularly on the chest, back and face…Then they put two
wires in my left and right little fingers and gave me electric shocks four or
five times,” a 23-year-old detainee identified as M.R.S, a student who was
arrested in February and held for 47 days said.
“The national security
officer caught my testicle and started to squeeze it… I was screaming from the
pain and bent my legs to protect my testicles then he inserted his fingers in
my anus… he was wearing something plastic on his fingers… he repeated this five
times,” he added.
He also told Amnesty
International that he was beaten on the penis with a stick and then raped
repeatedly by one or more security guards before being forced to sing a song in
support of the Egyptian army “Teslam Al Ayadi”.
18-year-old Mahmoud
Mohamed Ahmed Hussein, who is still in prison, was also arrested on the third
anniversary of the 25 January 2011 revolution. He said he was blindfolded and
forced into “confessing” to possessing explosives and belonging to the Muslim
Brotherhood after being tortured by national security officers.
“Mubarak’s security forces
at least knew who they were targeting but now they arrest people randomly,”
said one detainee who was place in arbitary detention without charges or access
to a lawyer or family for 96 days at Al Galaaa military camp in Al-Azouly
Hatem Mohie Eldin, a
17-year-old student in Alexandria, told Amnesty International he was arrested
by the police randomly on 27 May as he returned home after school and beated
for five days in an unknown location without contact with his family or
Since January 2014 Egypt
has recommended the death penalty for 1,247 men, pending the Grand Mufti’s
religious opinion, and upheld death sentences against 247 individuals in what
many in the international community deem to be unfair trials, the report
“Egypt’s criminal justice
system has demonstrated that it is unable or unwilling to deliver justice with
disastrous consequences,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui.
“On every level Egypt is
failing in terms of human rights, it is up to the new government led by
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to turn the tide by launching independent,
impartial investigations into all allegations of human rights violations and
send a strong message that flouting human rights will not be tolerated and will
no longer go unpunished.”
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