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Rights group: 48 people died of torture in Egyptian prisons since the coup

The Arab Organisation for Human Rights (AOHR) said in a press release Monday that it documented the death of 48 prisoners out of torture in Egyptian prisons since the July 3 military coup.

The AOHR called on the UN Secretary General and world leaders to "take a decisive stance" towards Egyptian authorities' violation of international human rights standards.

The AOHR condemned the arbitrary arrest of hundreds of citizens for their political activism, saying that crimes committed by the post-coup authorities have reached a magnitude and scale that would incriminate all officials in the executive authority, without exceptions, topped by the interim president, the prime minister, and the ministers of defence and interior.

The report cited 48 cases of fatalities caused by torture, deliberate neglect, improper health care, and inhuman conditions that endangered the lives of detainees, particularly those with health conditions.

According to the report, the AIHR received complaints from Egyptian families of victims who cited "flagrant violations of human rights".

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