COVID-19: Egypt can still spare prison infections via cond. release

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Asmaa Shokr

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Over the past years we have been accustomed to hearing about repeated cries of distress coming from inmates in prison cells and their families, as well as solidarity campaigns from public figures or activists, and countless reports and statements from many civil society organizations that attempt to pressure the Egyptian government to stop violations against detainees from across the Egyptian opposition spectrum.

However, the Egyptian government has consistently either ignored or attacked rights reports that highlighted the suffering of detainees; and the Egyptian Foreign Ministry used to heap groundless accusations against human rights organizations that address the reality of the poor conditions of Egyptian prisons.

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