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... I heard from his lawyer that he had been transferred to Tora Prison [in Cairo] … On the morning of Eid [the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan on Aug. 31], he texted me, so I called him and we had a long chat … The investigators told him they would never hand him over to the Chinese authorities.
Morsi is being held in the notorious “Scorpion” section of the Tora prison. Myriad reports have highlighted the cruel and degrading punishments carried out within its walls. A former warden interviewed by Human Rights Watch in 2012 said: “It was designed so that those who go in don't come out again, ...

The panel asked to visit Morsi in Tora Prison and assess his situation first-hand earlier this month, but the Egyptian government has not responded. "We draw an inference that the Egyptian government do not wish for independent oversight of Dr Morsi's detention," the report said. A former warden at the ...
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 seriously deteriorated. Morsi is being held in isolation in Tora prison and his family have been allowed to visit him only twice since ...
Now Alisdare Hickson, who spent 54 days in Egyptian custody in 2012, has spoken to Sun Online about his own experiences in Cairo's Tora Prison. The photography enthusiast was arrested on suspicion of throwing rocks at a protest during the political unrest in 2012 - but claimed he was taking pictures for ...
Supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS militants locked up together inside the cramped, dingy cells of Cairo's notorious Tora prison had been arguing endlessly over religion and politics. The ISIS prisoners refused to eat next to the Brotherhood inmates, and ordered their followers not to pray ...

Police and army soldiers are seen in front of a tank as they guard outside Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, July 30, 2015. © 2015 Reuters. The fight against one of Egypt's most notorious prisons, where numerous political prisoners are held, has moved forward one small step. The State Commissioners' ...
Egyptian authorities have released up to 25 of more than 100 Uyghur students from northwestern China's Xinjiang region who were detained earlier this year in the country's notorious Tora Prison, though armed police put black hoods on 16 others and took them away, three recently released Uyghurs said.
Egyptian security forces stand guard outside one of the entrances of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, in this Aug. 2, 2015 file photo.Hassan Ammar/AP. Kushner praises Trump's 'great deal' with Egypt's Sissi, 'who basically destroyed Muslim Brotherhood' · Egyptian intel agency hires American PR firms to boost ...
A released detainee (R) and his brother are seen after his release from prison, in front of the main gate of Tora Prison in Tora, Egypt, March 14, ...
Policemen and people walk in front of the main gate of Tora prison in Cairo. PHOTO: Reuters. Egypt's security forces have arrested 12 ...
... 2015 file photo, Egyptian Judge Mohammed Nagi Shehata presides over a court hearing at a courthouse near Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt.
While his sister was subsequently released, Abd El Fattah remains in the maximum security Tora prison, serving a 5-year sentence for violating ...
Ibrahim Halawa goes on holiday to Egypt with three elder sisters. Their trip concides with violent anti-government protests in Cairo in support of ...
There, he was brutally tortured before being indicted for “belonging to an illegal organization” and jailed in the Tora prison in Cairo. Matwally's ...
Reports in June and July said at least two batches of 50 Chinese Muslim students were held in Tora Prison on the southern outskirts of Cairo, ...
Maher spent almost all of that period sealed in a small cell in a solitary-confinement wing at Tora Prison, a notorious complex on the outskirts of ...

A total of 94 Uyghur students and their family members were placed in two cells at Tora Prison on July 18, when they were visited by a Uyghur ...
Police and army soldiers are seen in front of a tank as they guard outside Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, July 30, 2015. © 2015 Reuters. The fight ...
Alaa Abdel Fattah is currently in Al-Mazraa prison in the Tora prison complex in Cairo serving a five year sentence after being convicted of ...
When Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy was freed from Egypt's notorious Tora Prison after 438 days of incarceration, he told ...
... Uyghur students from northwestern China's Xinjiang region who were detained earlier this year in the country's notorious Tora Prison, though ...
Yassin served more than a year, between Tanta prison—which he called a “slaughterhouse”—and Tora prison, the massive military-run heart ...
August – Ibrahim Halawa is transferred back to the notorious Tora prison, where he was first detained following his arrest, in advance of an ...
“I am very concerned about the disappearance and subsequent arrest of human rights lawyer Ibrahim Metwally Hegazy by the Egyptian ...
He was charged with establishing an illegal group and is being held in Egypt's high security Tora prison. Russian Presidential Press and ...
On trial for his life, he escaped the gallows earlier this month when he was sentenced to life in jail and taken to Tora prison on Cairo's outskirts, ...
He is being held at the maximum-security wing of the Tora prison outside Cairo. The harassment of human rights activists is common in Cairo, ...
... Wednesday acknowledged Metwally had been detained, and ordered him held for 15 days in Cairo's sprawling Tora Prison complex pending investigations.
Hosam has been held in the Maximum Security Prison II in the Tora Prison complex, while his wife is in the al-Qanater Women's Prison, both in ...
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention for 15 days of a lawyer who assisted the family of an Italian graduate student ...
... Metwally had been detained, and ordered him held for 15 days in Cairo's sprawling Tora Prison complex pending investigations. It said he ...
HRW says President Abdel Fattah el Sisi allows systematic torture at prisons, including rape and sodomy. The latest report says some 60,000 people were ...
Egyptian security forces stand guard outside one of the entrances of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, in this Aug. 2, 2015 file photo. Hassan Ammar/ ...
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2015 file photo, Egyptian security forces stand guard outside one of the entrances of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt. Human ...
Egyptian security forces stand guard outside one of the entrances of Tora prison, in Cairo, Egypt, in this Aug. 2, 2015 file photo. Hassan Ammar/ ...
Al Jazeera journalist, Mahmoud Hussein, has been denied access to medical care by Egyptian authorities at Tora prison, where he has been ...
The men were being transferred from the Police Academy in New Cairo to Tora prison in Maadi following a court session, Al-Arabic Ahram ...
A couple of days after returning to prison, Gaafar found blood in his urine, and officers transferred him again to Tora Prison Hospital. But the ...
After serving his sentence, on April 23, 2017, he was transferred from the Lyman Tora Prison to the New Cairo Police Station 2 for the ...
Saeed and a group of lawyers have visited two Nasr City police stations and the Tora prison, but officers denied that there were any Uighurs ...
Famous Egyptian lawyer and politician said in the first letter leaked from his cell at the infamous Scorpion Prison that while he is locked up, ...
Nawaz was captured and driven across the desert to Cairo, where he was held in the Tora prison. In England, his family and friends tried to find ...
... for terrorists," something he says he learned from Islamists in Cairo's infamous Tora Prison, who told him how they had cooperated closely with the network.
... that sixteen students were transferred from Borg El Arab airport to Tora prison in Cairo, where they faced interrogation by both Egyptian and ...
Uighur students who have gone underground in Egypt say friends inside the notorious Tora prison told them that police are collecting students ...
He was released from Tora Prison in December, after the South Cairo Criminal Court suspended his prison term. “This [travel ban] decision ...
Maher spent almost all of that period sealed in a small cell in a solitary-confinement wing at Tora Prison, a notorious complex on the outskirts of ...
“They won't let us out,” a voice shouts at Fahmy in Egypt's ghastly Tora prison complex. “We haven't seen the sun for weeks.” And he hears the ...
Called “We live in tombs”, it took many months to prepare and it looks at the maximum security Tora Prison, known in Egypt as “Scorpion ...


 

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