Ministry of Interior allows visitors to monitor treatment of prisoners
George Ishaq - YOUM7 (Archive)
By AHMED MARIE

CAIRO: The Ministry of Interior announced Wednesday it would allow visitors to meet with prisoners in order to observe the conditions they are being held in and deny media reports stating they are being ill-treated.

Sources informed Youm7 that the sister and mother of political activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah visited him in Tora prison to check on his health condition.

Mohamed Abdel Qodous, a member of the Journalists Syndicate, and three researchers from the National Council for Human Rights visited Tanta general prison to meet with prisoners to make sure they are being held under conditions that conform with human rights.

George Ishaq, head of the political and civil rights committee in the National Council for Human Rights, is scheduled to visit Tora prison to observe the condition of the prison and the prisoners and to see to what range human rights rules are being applied.

Originally published in Youm7.  

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