The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights calls for the release of 20 prisoners in Tura Jail

March 29th, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its worry for having 20 detainees in Turan Jail. The detainees have been going on hunger strike starting March 22nd, 2011. The organization calls for their release in the framework of the Egyptian Armed Forces decision to set all the detainees free.

EOHR representatives talked to one of the detainees on March 28th, 2011, who said that the prisoners were verbally and fiscally abused, so they went on the hunger strike as a result.

The hunger strike prisoners include:

1-      Nabel Al Maghrabi 11- Amr Mohammed Ibrahim
2-      Mohammed Mostafa Sayed 12- Essam Shoaeb Mohammed
3-      Mohammed Mahmoud Saleh Al Aswany 13- Essam Mohammed Hafez Marzouk
4-      Magdi Hassan Edris (Al Qada Network) 14- Ibrahim Abdel Badea Hassan
5-      Morgan Mostafa Sayed 15- Ahmed Mohammed Amin
6-      Omar Hagaief (Russian) 16- Abdel Hamed Mohamed Sobh
7-      Akram Ahmed Fawzi 17- mohammed Gaber Sabbah
8-      Said Ibrahim Mohammed 18- Ossama Mohammed Abdel Nabi
9-      Mahmoud Eid Dabbous 19- Younes Mohammed Mahmoud
10-   Gamal Shahri Abdel Wakel 20- Shafi Mohammed Maged


After the Egyptian Revolution of January 25th, the new government has released many detainees and that encouraged the above mentioned prisoners to apply for release but they used to have no answer.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, called for the immediate release of those prisoners in the shadow of the Egyptian Armed Forces initiative to set all the political and exceptional trial prisoners free. He also stressed on the necessity of reviewing the punishment system in the Egyptian prisons in order to extend the role of jails to cover social rehabilitation purposes, not only punishment.

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