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OUTRAGEOUS. #Egyptian prisons are disasters waiting to happen during the #CoronavirusOutbreak. Instead of saving lives and releasing prisoners, the regime has arrested 5 activists-Mona Seif, Leila Soueif, Ahdaf Soueif, Rabab al-Mahdi-who staged a protest calling to #FreeThemAll
A few days ago, @hrw published this report: In crowded, unhygienic prisons, the spread of #COVID19 presents a serious threat. #FreeThemAll
#Egyptian prisons are notorious for being overcrowded, dirty and unhygienic. Last November, UN experts said that #Egypt’s abusive detention conditions “may be placing the health and lives of thousands [of] prisoners at severe risk.” #COVID19
Sisi, Trump’s “favourite dictator,” has jailed thousands without trial, Many are kept in police stations, lsecurity directorates & unofficial detention sites. A May 2015 report from National Council for Human Rights said police stations were 300% over capacity, prisons 160% over.
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