Family members of Egypt’s Al-Aqrab prison inmates attacked

The Association of Relatives of the Al-Aqrab Prison Detainees reported on Monday that family members of Al-Aqrab prison inmates were attacked in front of the visiting hall on Sunday while waiting to visit their detained relatives.


The incident reportedly started after security forces assaulted a girl resulting in protests from the family causing officers to ban family visits. When the families attempted to enter the prison they were beaten by security forces.


Witnesses said that family members visiting Al-Aqrab Prison wait up to twelve hours to see their loved ones. They stay and wait outside just to see if they will be allowed to visit that day.


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