Egypt: Rights group reveals identity of prison officer injured in September 'prison break'

A human rights organisation has revealed the identity of the prison officer injured in an alleged prison break last month as Muhammad Al-Adly, head of investigations at Tora Prison. On 23 September Egypt's Minister of Interior released a statement to say that four prisoners and three prison guards were killed in H1 block after inmates tried to break out of Tora maximum security jail. At the time, rights groups cast doubt on the official version of events, pointing out that that Tora is one of the highest secured prisons in the whole of the country and is surrounded by cameras both inside and outside rendering an escape impossible. What actually happened that day has been mired in confusion, given that … Continue reading Egypt: Rights group reveals identity of prison officer injured in September 'prison break'