The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights calls for immediate release of 23 Egyptian detainees in the Libyan prisons

May 25th, 2011 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses its worry for receiving information about the detention of 23 Egyptians in Abu Saleem Libyan Detention center. EOHR called the Egyptian Supreme Military Council and the Foreign Ministry for taking the emergency suitable measures to releases the Egyptian detainees.

EOHR on May 24, 2011, received information about detaining 23 Egyptians by the Libyan authorities in Tripoli. One of the released detainees said that he had been arrested on March 19, 2011 by the Libyan authorities in Musrata City, and then he was transported with many Egyptians and Arabs to Abu Saleem Prison in Tripoli, in which they stayed for more than a month. The detainees were humiliated in that prison and after more than a month, they were moved to Tagora Rehabilitation Authority, which works on the rehabilitation and reform of addicted people. In Tagora, the detainees were better-treated. The Egyptian released barber added that hundreds of Egyptian people are still in Abu Saleem prison and dozens are in Tagora.

In this concern, EOHR denounce detaining Egyptians and Arabs in the Libyan detention centers in addition to humiliation and ill-treatment they received. Naturally, these practices made by the Libyan regime do not comply with the international human rights’ standards that guarantee freedoms, personal safety and the right to fair trial. EOHR calls the international human rights’ organization and the Egyptian government to address the Libyan government to release the detainees and provide them with the required medical services and protection until they reach their home countries.    


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