EOHR calls for releasing Egyptian prisoners in the Israeli prisons

April 18th, 2012 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) expresses worry for receiving information in connect ion with open hunger strike of 3 Egyptian prisoners in the Israeli prisons. They call for being released exactly like the Egyptian prisoners who were released within the deal of exchanging the Israeli spy with Egyptian prisoners. The hunger strike of the Egyptian prisoners coincided with the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, in which 1600 Palestinian prisoners went on hunger strike in order to enhance the detention conditions. In the same time, many of the families of the Egyptian prisoners went on protests in front of the Egyptian Military Intelligence’s building in Arish, calling for releasing their relatives.

Mr. Hafez Abu Seada, the head of EOHR, affirmed that the deterioration of detention condition in Israel represents a serious violation of the international standards for the rights of prisoners, especially the four covenants of Geneva in connection with protection of civilians during wars.

In this concern, EOHR calls the Egyptian authorities for going on immediate negotiations to release the Egyptian prisoners at the Israeli prisons in addition to working hard on releasing the Palestinian prisoners too.

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