Borg al-Arab prisoners continue their hunger strike due to mistreatment

June 21, 2016

Inmates in Borg al-Arab prison continue their hunger strike in protest of the violations levied against them, EgyptWatch has learnt. The prison administration at Borg al-Arab cut off water and electricity frequently and prevent inmates from exercising. They also prevent the entry of ice and other items which may bring relief from the current soaring temperatures.

Nearly 250 detainees entered the hunger strike and refrained from receiving the prison meal. A number of inmates when appearing at their hearing today wore clothes with “strikers of Borg al-Arab” scribbled on them.

EgyptWatch and other Egyptian human rights organisations demand that the prison management at Borg al-Arab enables its detainees from exercising their legitimate rights, which are prescribed by law and the Constitution.

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