Schema-Root.org logo

 

  cross-referenced news and research resources about

 Egyptian prisons

Schema-Root.org logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube
spacer

updated Sun. April 29, 2018

-
Detainees kept in Egyptian prisons have often described the dire conditions inside where they are regularly tortured, not given enough food to eat and denied medical treatment. During his years spent incarcerated a number of charges were levelled at him – involvement in the Al Jazeera case in which ...
However, Geneina and Anan are believed to be just two of the estimated 60,000 political prisoners being held in Egyptian prisons, with a further 15,000 civilians thought to have been subject to military trial since 2014. According to Human Rights Watch, in 2014-2015 alone an estimated 41,000 were ...

A report issued by a British parliamentary Detention Review Panel (DRP) paints a damning picture of the Egyptian prison system and finds the conditions ... Indeed, according to Human Rights Monitor, more than 300 detainees have died in prison in Egypt since the coup in 2013, with the cause of death ...
Egyptian prison was 'worse than hell'. 07:01, UK, Thursday 29 March 2018. Ibrahim Halawa released from Egyptian prison after more than four years. - Facebook pic. Video: Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa was was imprisoned in Egypt for four years. He was held after being caught up in a siege at a mosque.
The daughter of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide wrote on her Facebook page yesterday that her father is suffering from illnesses contracted inside the Egyptian prison where he is being incarcerated and doesn't have any blankets or soap. Duha Mohamed Badie said that her father is “dying ...
Mohammed Morsi in2016. His family say they do not believe he has received adequate treatment. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP. A cross-party group of senior British MPs has petitioned the Egyptian government to allow access to the jailed former president Mohamed Morsi, amid reports that his health has ...

Police have reportedly closed their investigation into how jailed Brit Laura Plummer got hold of the painkillers that led to her being imprisoned in Egypt. The 33-year-old woman from Hull is currently detained in a prison in Cairo after she was found carrying almost 300 Tramadol pills into the resort of ...
CAIRO – 15 February 2018: Cairo Criminal Court, headed by Counselor Mohamed Fahmy, continued on Thursday hearing the witnesses on the retrial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 27 other defendants in the case of breaking in the Egyptian prisons, known as the break-in of the eastern border.
A British woman imprisoned in Egypt on drugs smuggling charges looks likely to remain in jail, after days of media speculation that she was about to be released came to nothing. Laura Plummer, 33, was arrested in October for allegedly trying to smuggle 290 tramadol pills into the Red Sea resort of ...
Jailed Brit Laura Plummer's release from a 'hellhole' Egyptian prison could be delayed because she has lodged an appeal against her sentence, a former ... Brit Pete Farmer, 45, was locked up in the same cockroach-infested Al Qanater prison in Egypt for two years before he was released in November.
Doha-based Islamic scholar al-Qaradawi tried in absentia, while eight others were sentenced to death over 2015 violence. 17 Jan 2018. An Egyptian court sentenced Qaradawi for "incitement to murder" and "vandalising public property" [The Associated Press]. An Egyptian military court has sentenced eight people to death, ...
Inside the cockroach-ridden hell hole Egyptian prison where Brit Laura Plummer is likely to serve sentence. British tourist Laura ... AN EX-INMATE at an Egyptian prison where Laura Plummer may serve her sentence has revealed the hell hole conditions she may have to endure. Pete Farmer, 45, ...
Starved, freezing and chained to a man almost beaten to death… What prison in Egypt is REALLY like, by a Brit who's been there. Alisdare Hickson spent nearly two months in captivity in Egypt in 2012, and lifts the lid on what jailed 'drug smuggler' Laura Plummer can expect as she serves her sentence.
'She'll die': Family of Brit jailed for drug smuggling fear she won't survive three years in hellish Egyptian prison. Prisoners are housed in cramped squalid conditions, cut off from the outside world and shackled to bare concrete walls. The small cells, without electricity or fans to stave off the sweltering ...
A timeline of events as Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein marks 400 days of detention by Egypt. 23 Jan 2018. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. Stream TypeLIVE. Remaining Time -0:00. Share. Playback Rate. 1. Chapters. Chapters.
One day you're there, one day you're in a prison in Egypt, one day you're back here again. It's not my school any more." He claims he was tortured in several jails, regularly stripped naked and beaten, denied exercise, served food with worms and cockroaches and taunted by guards who would attempt to ...
Ibrahim Halawa, 21, was arrested during a government crackdown on protesters in August 2013 and was tried along with nearly 500 other defendants in a mass trial that concluded last month. He was acquitted of all charges on September 18 and the Irish government said he was released from prison on ...

Meanwhile, the Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said his government was determined to see the release of Halawa. "I want to reaffirm my determination and that of the Irish government to seeing this young man released from prison in Egypt and returned to his family in Dublin so that he can ...
The Hull woman locked up in an Egyptian prison for taking drugs into the country has been seen on camera for the first time. Laura Plummer, of east Hull, was arrested in the African country last year after she was found with Tramadol pills in her suitcase. She told authorities they were for her husband to ...
“Foreign correspondent Peter Greste, who spent over a year in an Egyptian prison, talks about how investigative journalism is under threat in the age of terrorism and fake news. And Sarah Ferguson discusses her moving reflection on her relationship with her mother.” Ms Savage said some of the most ...
JAILED Brit Laura Plummer is yearning for British soaps as she languishes in an Egyptian prison. The 34-year-old was jailed for three years on Boxing Day after being caught with 290 Tramadol pills, a strong painkiller that is banned in the country. Laura Plummer was jailed on Boxing Day last year after ...
Jailed Brit Laura Plummer misses Emmerdale and cries every day in Egyptian prison. In a bid to boost her spirits her family is urging supporters to send her plotlines from Emmerdale and Coronation Street. Share; Comments. By. Lucy Thornton. 21:12, 7 MAR 2018; Updated 21:14, 7 MAR 2018. News. Laura Plummer is ...
Human rights groups have documented systematic torture in Egyptian prisons with many cases ending in death. Human Rights Watch reported prisoners are sometimes subjected to harrowing "assembly line"-style torture techniques, with detainees passing through routine sessions of beatings, ...
The foundation also exerts efforts to empty Egyptian prisons of debtors and face problems of illiteracy, poverty and disease in the Egyptian community in cooperation with its sponsors that include individuals, banks and companies. In this regard, the Chairman and Executive Managing Director of the Arab ...
“The scale of forced disappearances, the number of journalists who are in Egyptian prisons, the number of the founders of the human rights community who have been banned from travel, the reprisals against prisoners,” says Morayef. It all adds up to an abysmal reality for ordinary Egyptians. Related: Egypt ...
Hull MP: 'Laura Plummer was never going to be released from Egyptian prison early'. Reports had suggested the Hull woman could have been given a presidential pardon and freed over the weekend. Share. By. Phil Winter. 14:24, 30 JAN 2018; Updated 22:21, 30 JAN 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and ...
This follows his acquittal and subsequent release from an Egyptian prison after 1497 days in captivity, on September 18 of last year. ... However, what was more distressing was when he pointed out the many shocking practices which went on in Egyptian prisons, namely the redecorating of cells for visits ...
Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers and then thrown into an Egyptian prison on a false charge, but when he got his freedom he remembered that he was a son and a sibling. He forgave his brothers and restored their family to greatness. All the while he also remembered that he and his loved ones ...
An Egyptian military court has sentenced eight people to death, including four in absentia, for alleged involvement in acts of violence in 2015. Another 17 people were sentenced to life behind bars, including prominent Muslim scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi, who, along with six others, was tried in absentia on ...
Journalist Peter Greste, who spent 400 days in an Egyptian prison on trumped-up charges, has opened a new chapter in his life by joining the University of Queensland as a professor of journalism and communication. Mr Greste, who has become a prominent voice for press freedom and freedom of speech ...
In an interview with Newstalk's Pat Kenny, the now 21-year-old reflected on the horrors he endured in the Egyptian prisons: "Looking back, I think, how did I go ... He said: "I was moved to one of the worst prisons in Egypt for two and a half years, that's when there was more torture, more beatings and hunger ...
Egyptian prison authorities executed on Jan. 2 five inmates who had been sentenced to death, four of them over a bombing that killed military cadets, security officials said. The hangings came days after the execution of 15 inmates convicted of attacking police and the military in the largest mass execution ...
Ibrahim Halawa has said he is still suffering from stomach pains and is being treated for a heart condition after four years of maltreatment in prison in Egypt. Mr Halawa, from Firhouse, Tallaght, in south Dublin, was released from prison in Cairo in October, a month after his acquittal on all charges relating to a protest against ...
Egyptian prison authorities executed on Tuesday five inmates who had been sentenced to death, four of them over a bombing that killed military cadets, security officials said. The hangings came days after the execution of 15 inmates convicted of attacking police and the military in the largest mass ...
Inside the cockroach-ridden hell hole Egyptian prison where Brit Laura Plummer is likely to serve sentence. British tourist Laura ... AN EX-INMATE at an Egyptian prison where Laura Plummer may serve her sentence has revealed the hell hole conditions she may have to endure. Pete Farmer, 45, was ...
JAILED Brit Laura Plummer will spend at least ten months in a notorious Egyptian jail even if her appeal is successful, The Sun can reveal. The shop assistant from Hull was pinning her hopes of an early release from her three-year sentence at Qena prison on the appeal, having been jailed for flying to the ...
'Naive' tourist jailed for possessing illegal painkillers moved to 'bad' Egyptian prison. Laura Plummer (33) accidentally pleaded guilty in court. Photo credit: Family handout 1 Laura Plummer (33) accidentally pleaded guilty in court. Photo credit: Family handout/PA Wire. Dave Higgens. December 27 2017 ...
'She'll die': Family of Brit jailed for drug smuggling fear she won't survive three years in hellish Egyptian prison. Prisoners are housed in cramped squalid conditions, cut off from the outside world and shackled to bare concrete walls. The small cells, without electricity or fans to stave off the sweltering ...
'She'll die': Family of Brit jailed for drug smuggling fear she won't survive three years in hellish Egyptian prison. Prisoners are housed in cramped squalid conditions, cut off from the outside world and shackled to bare concrete walls. The small cells, without electricity or fans to stave off the sweltering ...
“Egyptian prisons are full of hundreds of terrorists, and all of them are allowed prison visitations and treated like ordinary prisoners. This is very dangerous and certainly has a role in the terrorist operations that occur and kill hundreds of the army, police officers and ordinary citizens,” Nasr Eddin said in a ...
As Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein marks one year of detention without charge in an Egyptian prison, the pan-Arab news network Al Jazeera released a statement revealing the conditions of his detention and condemning his repeated ongoing detention renewals. “Mahmoud was detained in ...
Wednesday marks 400 days since Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein was detained by Egyptian authorities while on holiday last December. Hussein was taken by Egyptian security officers on December 20 last year and accused of reporting "false news with the aim of creating chaos". Al Jazeera Media Network ...
There are at least 20 journalists currently languishing in Egyptian prisons, according to a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. "I go through many phases of depression, and then I feel that I can't continue," says Zahra, who has adopted the role of family caretaker since her father's arrest.
The Egyptian prison-themed restaurant "Food Crime" which had gained popularity due to its creative design was shut down by the relevant authorities on Saturday over expired food. Authorities in Mansoura said the restaurant was also operating without a license. Prior to its closure, "Food Crime" was doing ...
The Egyptian prison-themed restaurant "Food Crime" which had gained popularity due to its creative design was shut down by the relevant authorities on Saturday over expired food. Authorities in Mansoura said the restaurant was also operating without a license. Prior to its closure, "Food Crime" was doing ...
Human rights groups say torture and other abuses are rampant in Egyptian prisons. Egyptian officials deny any systematic abuse and say individuals are held accountable for any violations. Toward the end of Halawa's imprisonment, the Brotherhood - previously known for organizing inmates in detention ...
I'm writing this for the benefit of families who may have a family member trapped in a foreign prison, for other advocates and for my own closure. What I have learned could fill volumes. All the advocacy cases I have had in my career were domestic. Ahmed Hassan's case was on an internationallevel and it ...
One day you're there, one day you're in a prison in Egypt, one day you're back here again. It's not my school any more." He claims he was tortured in several jails, regularly stripped naked and beaten, denied exercise, served food with worms and cockroaches and taunted by guards who would attempt to ...
An Irish citizen facing the death penalty has entered his fifth year of incarceration in Egypt without being brought to trial, a milestone that has angered family members and rights groups who have campaigned for his release. Friends and family gathered outside the Egyptian embassy in Dublin on Thursday, ...
Hull MP: 'Laura Plummer was never going to be released from Egyptian prison early'. Reports had suggested the Hull woman could have been given a presidential pardon and freed over the weekend. Share. By. Phil Winter. 14:24, 30 JAN 2018; Updated 22:21, 30 JAN 2018. News. Enter your postcode to see news and ...


 

news and opinion