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Prison conditions in Egypt

Author: Middle East Watch (Organization)
Publisher: [New York] : [Human Rights Watch], [©1993?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first such report on Egypt by human rights organization including on-site inspection and extensive interviews with current inmates, Prison conditions in Egypt documents appaling conditions and practices. It describes the filth and poor sanitary facilities in living quarters and hospitals, tremendous overcrowding and prolonged daily confinement, denial of medication attention, the use of unauthorized physical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Middle East Watch (Organization)
ISBN: 1564320901 9781564320902
OCLC Number: 27673367
Notes: Cover title.
Library's copy lacks a title page sheet.
Description: xvii, 157 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Egypt's prison system: an overview --
Living conditions --
Daily lock down --
Authorized disciplinary measures and unauthorized punishment --
Medical services and facilities --
Work and other activities --
Contact with outsiders --
Women prisoners --
Death row conditions --
Appendix: Petitions from security detainees on hunger strike at Tora Istikbal Prison.
Responsibility: Middle East Watch, a division of Human Rights Watch.

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The first such report on Egypt by human rights organization including on-site inspection and extensive interviews with current inmates, Prison conditions in Egypt documents appaling conditions and practices. It describes the filth and poor sanitary facilities in living quarters and hospitals, tremendous overcrowding and prolonged daily confinement, denial of medication attention, the use of unauthorized physical violence against inmates, and the imposition of particularly harsh living conditions on sentenced security prisoners and security detainees held without charge. The report provides a detailed set of recommendations to the Egyptian authorities for improving the current conditions.

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