Six Egyptian detainees held in “Badr 3” prison suffered serious health deterioration after waging an open-ended hunger strike in protest against the violations they are subjected to, including torture and denial of family visits and medical treatment.
The six hunger strikers were moved to the hospital on Saturday morning after their families were informed of the seriousness of their health condition.
A member of the defense committee on behalf of a group of detainees revealed that the Badr 3 prison officers have started, over the past two days, negotiations with a number of detainees, mainly those on hunger strike.
The lawyer, who asked not to be named for security reasons, said that the prison officials asked the striking prisoners to stop their hunger strike in return for allowing phone calls, and family visits, and stopping a part of the violations they are subjected to.
Prisoners held in Badr 3 prison earlier revealed in leak letters that they are subjected to serious human rights violations, pushing some of them to commit suicide while others declared hunger strikes.
The detainees continue their peaceful protests in “Badr 3” to demand the opening of the door for visits, exercise, provision of required health care, improvement of living conditions, and respect for human rights.
The Badr 3 detainees continue their peaceful protests to demand an end to the restrictions imposed on family visits and medical treatment, improvement of their detention conditions, and respect for their human rights.
Under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, all persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity of the human person.