ANHRIArabic Network for Human Rights Information
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The ANHRI refrained from detailing the harsh conditions allegedly faced by prisoners but instead cited the types of violations committed against prisoners according to the laws that guarantee the rights of detained defendants, including arrest or detainment without being allowed to contact a family member, interrogation without the presence of a lawyer, prolonged pre-trial detentions, detention of minors with adults, denial of medical care, violation of legal visiting time and infringement on solitary confinement regulations.
Into the bargain," ANHRI states, "he is being subjected to smear campaigns on account of defending his right as well as his fans' right to freedom of expression, and the right to criticize the absence of freedoms, and the deteriorating media scene in Egypt.
Explaining the perturbing dimensions of the attack which it said was part of a "systematic campaign" against civil society organizations, ANHRI averred: "(President Hosni) Mubarak's regime did not dare to undertake such practices prior to the uprising.
ANHRI called on the Egyptian authorities to drop the charges against the five adolescents and to release all detainees arrested for participating in the demonstrations.
The increase was not just in terms of the frequency of decisions to build more prisons, but it reached the extent of tremendously expanding the capacity of prisons, in a way that two prison complexes, namely Gamasa and Minya, could hold up to 15,000 prisoners each," ANHRI stated.
ANHRI further defended Khaled's band, Street Children, and their work, saying that its online videos do not incite violence or the use of force.
Al-Saqqa was allegedly tortured until he confessed to his crimes, according to ANHRI, and the location of his detention remained unknown for several days following his arrest.
According to ANHRI, the increase of terror attacks, especially during the first half of 2015, encouraged the state to pass certain laws and amend others, which has been described as a stranglehold on freedoms and press freedom in particular, in reference to the recently passed anti-terrorism law and the controversial protest law.
Airport authorities purportedly told Eid the ban was due to a judicial order; however he did not receive any prior notifications regarding such a decision, according to an official statement by ANHRI.
ANHRI questioned how social studies and the humanities are a threat to national security resulting in the writer's detainment.
Insulting religion is a vague charge that violates the freedom of speech," the ANHRI said in a public statement.