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Reports of violations and deaths in Egyptian jails

April 20, 2017 at 5:36 pm

More than 50 people have been killed in prisons in Egypt in the first quarter of this year, a new damning report by the Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) has revealed.

Of those killed in detention between January and March, 32 died as a result of medical neglect and the inhumane conditions they were being held in and another 18 were murdered by security forces.

The report brings to light and confirms the continuation of violations of human rights committed by Egyptian authorities.


The report also revealed that 871 opposition members – including 27 minors – were arrested, 2,078 Egyptians – including seven minors – were convicted in politically motivated cases and 41 were sentenced to death.

Killings and arrests have also been conducted extensively throughout Sinai, with the Egyptian army and security forces killing 160 and arresting 325 people.

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Security forces also destroyed the property, farms and belongings of Sinai residents.

AOHR UK urged the international community to take steps to prevent further violations being committed by Egyptian authorities.