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Police death toll in failed Tora Prison escape attempt rises to 4
Egypt

Police death toll in failed Tora Prison escape attempt rises to 4

A fourth policeman wounded during an unsuccessful escape attempt from Egypt’s Tora Prison on Wednesday has died after succumbing to…
Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam al-Erian dies in prison
Egypt

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam al-Erian dies in prison

Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud, a lawyer for the Muslim Brotherhood, said that on Thursday he received a call from the…
Interior ministry releases prisoners ‘gharemat’ on occasion of Mother’s Day
Egypt

Interior ministry releases prisoners ‘gharemat’ on occasion of Mother’s Day

Interior Ministry’s prison sector celebrates the release of several gharemat [women imprisoned due to failed payment of debts] for the…
April 6 co-ordinator continues hunger strike for fifth day
Egypt

April 6 co-ordinator continues hunger strike for fifth day

April 6 Youth Movement co-ordinator Amr Ali has continued his hunger strike for the fifth consecutive day in protest against…
NCHR’s favorable review of al-Aqrab prison sparks controversy
Egypt

NCHR’s favorable review of al-Aqrab prison sparks controversy

"There is no systematic torture in Egyptian prisons,” said the head of Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), Mohamed…
Fresh detainee torture claims emerge from Tora Prison
Egypt

Fresh detainee torture claims emerge from Tora Prison

Rights advocates have recounted further alleged cases of detainees torture, with violations amounting to denial of medication. Several allegations of prison…
Habib al-Adly released from prison following latest acquittal
Egypt

Habib al-Adly released from prison following latest acquittal

Former interior minister Habib al-Adly was free to go home Wednesday after his release from Tora Prison, Egypt’s state news…
Ex-interior minister Adly in hospital over health deteripration
Egypt

Ex-interior minister Adly in hospital over health deteripration

Former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly has been transferred to a hospital outside prison over a deteroriating health condition, a security…
Morsy arrives to court for 3rd session in prison break trial
Egypt

Morsy arrives to court for 3rd session in prison break trial

Toppled president Mohamed Morsy arrived from Tora Prison in Cairo to the Police Academy to attend the third trial session…
Security source: Imprisoned activists end hunger strike
Egypt

Security source: Imprisoned activists end hunger strike

Activists Ahmed Adel, Ahmed Maher and Ahmed Douma, held in Tora Prison, have ended their hunger strike, a security source…
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