El-Nadeem Center: Egyptian prisons suffered 178 violations in April

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El Nadeem Center against Violence and Torture has issued its new monthly report, Harvest of Repression, in which it documented 178 violations and five deaths in official detention facilities in Egypt.

According to the report, the violations included 2 cases of torture, 106 cases of individual unlawful discipline, 10 cases of deliberate medical negligence, 40 cases of enforced disappearance, and 15 cases of state violence. The report also said that 184 forcibly disappeared persons appeared after being hidden for different periods. The report confirmed the death of 5 people in prisons during the past month due to medical negligence, physical liquidation, or mysterious circumstances.

Last March, the organization documented 103 violations, including 6 cases of torture, 48 cases of individual unlawful discipline, 14 cases of medical negligence, 35 cases of enforced disappearance, and 10 cases of state violence. Last February, the organization documented four deaths, 43 cases of enforced disappearance, 9 cases of murder, 3 cases of torture, 78 cases of unlawful discipline, one case of illegal collective punishment, 18 cases of intentional medical negligence, 43 cases of enforced disappearance, and 14 cases of state violence. In January, the organization documented three deaths, 19 cases of intentional medical negligence, 5 cases of torture, 46 cases of individual unlawful discipline, 6 cases of illegal group discipline, 56 cases of enforced disappearance, and 7 cases of state violence.

The organization had documented 1,530 violations in its annual report for 2021. In this report, the organization documented 119 cases of murder, 55 deaths, 48 cases of torture, 598 cases of individual unlawful discipline, 62 cases of illegal group discipline, 201 cases of medical negligence, 431 cases of enforced disappearance, and 108 cases of state violence.