What is registered in these lines certificates of some relatives of the detainees in Egyptian prisons one of the worst, if not the worst ever, a “Tora high-security prison”, Known as “Scorpion Prison” In which the majority of political prisoners come down, starting with the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, through some of the leaders of the movement 6 April, as well as political activists, including Alaa Abdel Fattah.
Son told me one of the leaders of detainees “Brotherhood” That his father “Detained in a cell underground where there is no ventilation, or port, clean air to enter, as it is forbidden to get the medication required, especially as he suffers from one of the serious diseases that need medical care and many drugs, and did not allow him to only tape one drug Just”. He said the son of the leader, also, that his father had forbidden him to get “Any papers or books or the Koran or clock to tell the time”And even worse, he said, that, in the winter, his father was not allowed to sleep only on dry land, without “Rank or carton” Takia extreme cold. Which it was confirmed by detainees in a letter published by the newspaper “Arab New”, In December / last September, in which he said that he was “Stripped of all blankets, as well as torture, with or without cause”.
Says Mona Seif, sister activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, said that the detainees conditions worsened inside the prison, where the conduct violations and torture of detainees, as well as the humiliation suffered by the detainees' families who do not get their right to direct to meet with relatives of detainees, but there are glass barriers between the detainee and his family. More seriously, in Mina certificate, that since the take over Major General Magdi Abdel Ghaffar Ministry of the Interior in March / March last, it was completely prevent visits for anyone who is in prison, including people who get official permission from prosecutors to visit. Also, parents were prevented from take any food for their families, but most that are preventing the development of funds in the department “Secretariats prison” So that the detainee can buy the needs of “Cafeteria” prison.
Mona confirmed certificate number of the Association of the Families of detainees in Tora prison, in testimony they made to the site “Egyptians”, About two months ago, where they said “Before the dismissal of the former interior minister, Mohamed Ibrahim, were Visits last about half an hour, with not prevent the entry of any amounts of foods or medicines, clothes and blankets”. He added that some of them “With the beginning of the take over Major General Magdi Abdel Ghaffar ministry, inspection continued in Scorpio prison three consecutive days, beginning Monday through Wednesday, in the holds of HP 1 And 2, 3 and 4, and the prison administration confiscated all the blankets that have been brought from the families of the detainees to their families, as well as prevent the medicine from them, and the introduction of simple and very few samples of foods, after it was allowed to enter any amount”. This certificate confirms the lawyer and human rights activist, Khaled el-Masri, in a post on his social networking “Facebook” A week ago, which stated that “Visits are banned in prison twentieth consecutive day”, Before being allowed him to visit some of the detainees, as their lawyers, in the first of May / May of this.
Surprisingly, Scorpio that has been completed, and the prison opened in 1993, it has been designed along the lines of the US's notorious prisons, especially prison “Guantanamo”, And oversaw the creation of former interior minister, Habib al-Adli, who was then assistant to the interior minister, Hassan al-Alfi. Most of the inmates who belong to Islamic groups that has been tortured many of its members inside it, but some of them died from severe torture, as many certificate. And it was used to interrogate the detainees who the US sends them to Egypt, after the events “11 September”, And was being Alaatervat grab them by using the worst kinds of torture. According to Hassan Tlili report from agency “Monte Carlo”, Demanded that the majority of Egyptian human rights organizations to close “Scorpion Prison”, After the revolution 25 In January 2011, because it symbolizes “Limits illegal and humanity in dealing with prison inmates, including concern for the leak of insects forcibly to a very narrow cells, and seek to focus the torture on the sensitive members of the body, and sexual abuse in various forms to prisoners who refuse to lie and helping to fabricate charges attached to them, and generally it offers as if it was terrorism-related crimes. The fact that they do not generally limits the difference in political opinion beyond.” But, that did not happen either, during the rule of the military junta, isolated or under the rule of President Mohamed Morsi.
Go beyond the conditions of detainees in “Scorpion Prison” What was happening in the world's worst prisons, such as the Guantanamo prison in a semi-Cuban island. After many pressures, especially from international human rights organizations, was allowed to detainees “Guantanamo” To get as much of their basic rights, such as the right exercise and medical care, read and send messages to their loved ones, and to the outside world, through “Red Cross”, While in Egypt, most, if not all, these things are not allowed, although its presence in the list of Egyptian prisons, before the recent amendments.