Tags: Egyptian prisons
On Saturday, February 26, 2022, the Administrative Court rejected the lawsuit filed by EIPR against the Minister of Interior and the Head of the Prisons Authority, for their failure to conditionally release prisoner, Mohamed Mohamed Naguib
EIPR expresses extreme shock at the death of former president Mohamed Morsi as a result of the failure of Egyptian authorities to provide him necessary medical treatment. The wilful failure to provide adequate health care amounts to murder by neglect, according to the Egyptian penal code as well as international human rights standards.
The campaign also seeks to destigmatize menstruation and present sanitary products as a basic bodily/health need for women.
Whether in “Aqrab” or Tora Farm, Qanater or Minya prison, there is a need to investigate and address the deepening marketization of prison life: how prisoners’ most basic needs—those that the prison authorities are required to provide by law—are instead sold at exorbitant prices for the sake of the canteen’s profit. The move towards the prison-for-profit mode, by providing prisoners’ basic needs for sale in Egyptian prisons, is the thematic umbrella of this research.
In an end-of-year statement, EIPR lamented that despite its shortcomings, the new constitution had established important new protections for citizens against oppression and injustice.