There are concerns that the detainees may fall ill from the unclean water which remains in their cells as a form of systematic torture since the rain water has merged with sewage especially as there are signs of deteriorating health among the detainees.
HRM fears the rising waters may threaten the lives of detainees as cells are flooded further reaching damaged electric cables affected by the storms which may also weaken the prison's building foundations with further fears of collapsing. The situation is dangerous as officials disregard the seriousness threatening the detainees' lives.
HRM urgently calls for all detainees to be transferred to safer facilities fit for humans in accordance to articles 11, 12, 13, and 14 of the Prisoners' rights in international law which assert that detention centres must be clean and fit for human use at all times.
Furthermore HRM holds the Egyptian authorities fully responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the detainees' lives.
It also calls on those responsible to be brought before a fair and impartial court and punished before law if guilty with compensation to all those affected.