Torture is a crime of the Egyptian regime against humanity: ECRF’s report

10 Violations

Introduction:

International covenants on human rights keen to combat the crime of torture, and has concluded an international convention against the crime, the “Convention against Torture” for the year 1984.

 

Although Egypt signed on the agreement, but the Egyptian authorities in different eras do not abide its content, so we find that this phenomenon is spreading day after day, until the security personnel assaulted citizens has become commonplace.

 

“Egyptian coordination” monitored increase this phenomenon largely; so that we can say that there is no detainee is accused in the opinion, or demonstrated, or even suspicion of cases, however, was subjected to torture systematically one way or another.

 

It is unfortunate that, this crime not committed only against the victim, but we monitored cases of attacks on the families of the detainees to torture, in order to psychological pressure more on the detainees, or to force families to give any information or data about their relatives, without legal justification.

 

It is unfortunate that, the crime of torture continues even lead to extrajudicial killings, while the Egyptian authorities silenced, also the prosecution and judiciary don’t deter the perpetrators of that crime.

 

It is unfortunate also that, the disease is used as a means of torture; they are preventing treatment and denial of medication or surgery necessary as a kind of systematic torture, which led to a lot of cases of death after the denial of medication.

 

Torture … is the most monstrosity crime that related to enforced disappearance crime, Security forces depend to a compulsion forcibly disappeared persons to admit to the dictates the investigating authorities of crimes, contrary to the law and human rights conventions.

 

Methodology:

 

– This report monitor the time period from January 2015 until the end of June 2016 with the most accurate of details of the first half of the year 2016.

 

–  This report monitor the provinces of the Arab Republic of Egypt except for North and South Sinai; because of the security restrictions and the difficulty of communicating with reporters there, under the imposition of a state of the restrictions of media and human rights” on what is happening there.

 

-The collection of information every day, within the “monitoring unit” of the Egyptian coordination for Rights and Freedoms, is a unit connected with a team of activists and lawyers at the level of the Republic, to monitor everything new in the torture of prisoners of conscience cases.

 

-Complaints were sent by the families of the victims as a result of what happened with the relatives of systematic Violations.

 

Torture in numbers at Egypt:

 

During the year and a half, “coordination” monitored about 1393 incident of torture, including direct torture, or deliberate medical negligence; distributed as follows:

 

– In 2015, the number of cases that have been monitored about 926 incident of torture.

 

– In the first half of 2016, about 467 incident of torture were monitored (which means that the numbers are close and probably increased in 2016,

 

Unfortunately, the indications are that the numbers much, much more, but because of poor communication with the families of the victims as a result of the security strictures and fears of prosecutions and further violations).

 

In the first half of 2016, about 285 incident directly tortured, and 163 incident tortured by medical negligence, and 19 incident of torture with medical neglect together were monitored ; which means that the medical negligence occupies a large area of torture,

It confirms the systematic torture and humiliation of detainees deliberately, by preventing the proper treatment and medication; especially that a lot of cases suffered illness as a result of poor prison conditions, or directly as a result of physical torture against them.

 

-In the first half of 2016, the number of women who have been subjected to torture some 7, and the number of men 460.

 

Regarding crimes of torture distributed in detail on the months 2016; we have noticed that the numbers comparable somewhat between the months and this explains the approximate percentages between 2015, the first of 2016 and half, and confirms the systematic violation, and fixed Method to a large extent.

 

On January 2016, there are 91 cases of torture were monitored (45 direct torture, 43 a medical negligence, and 3 incident torture a combination of torture and medical neglect).

 

On February 2016, there are 79 incident of torture were monitored (54 direct torture, 14 a medical negligence, and 11 incident torture a combination of torture and deliberate medical negligence).

 

And then on March 2016, there are 74 incident of torture were monitored (46 direct torture, 27 a medical negligence, and one incident torture the combination of torture and medical neglect).

 

On April 2016, there are 51 incident of torture were monitored (39 tortured, 11 deliberate medical negligence, and one of incident tortured combining torture and medical neglect).

 

On May 2016, there are 31 an incident of torture were monitored (15 torture, 15 medical negligence, and one of incident combination of torture and medical neglect).

 

On June 2016, there are 93 incident of torture were monitored (53 tortured, 39 of torture and medical negligence, and one incident in which the combination of torture and medical neglect).

 

In addition to, 48 incident of torture is not specified month of torture in which it occurred accurately (33 tortured, 14 medical negligence, and one incident in which the combination of torture and deliberate medical neglect).

 

Tortured to death: about 115 citizens were killed by torture in the past year and a half; in 2016, including 83case has died as a result of deliberate medical neglect in prison, and 32 cases has died as a result of direct torture.

 

Conclusion:

 From the above it is clear that, the Egyptian regime is practiced torture as a means of systematic humiliation of detainees; whether to force them to confess to fabricated crimes for them; or to pressure them because of their political opinions contrary to the current authority.

It is unfortunate that, the disease, prevention of the treatment and medication are used as a means of further torture and humiliation; especially that many of the diseases that afflict the detainees due to poor prison conditions and unhygienic conditions and inhumane.

So it must be urgent action from all the civil society organizations to stop this organized crime and the slow death for detainees.

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