Medical neglect continues in Egypt's detention centres as a form of torture in a flagrant violation of the law.
HRM received a complaint from the family of one Ahmed Khalaf Ahmed Abdul Monem 36, from Alrehab district, Suez stating he was arbitrarily arrested and faced medical neglect inside his detention centre.
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Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which stipulates no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment was also ignored.
HRM calls on the Egyptian authorities to immediately release all political and detainees afflicted with diseases. It urges them to respect international and domestic laws, agreements and conventions regarding human rights.
It holds officials at the the Ataqa Police station fully responsible for his health and wellbeing.