28 March, 2009

Mahalla prisoners on hungerstrike

Mahalla residents who were sentenced to jail by a security court after the demonstrations on 6 and 7 april last year has entered a hungerstrike, el-Badeel reports, protesting against maltreatment and abuse in the prison. According to a letter sent by them to el-Badeel, they have been targeted by daily beatings since their families announced their participation in the "6 april strike." A solidarity protest is being planned for Tuesday in front of the public prosecutors office, downtown Cairo.

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