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Egypt: CFJ reports political detainee’s hunger strike in Sharqia due to violations and torture

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Press release

Geneva – April 15, 2024


The Committee for Justice (CFJ) has monitored the continued hunger strike of Egyptian citizen Ahmed Mohamed Abdel Ghani (37 years old), detained in connection with a political case, following serious violations and torture at the Ibrahimiyah Police Station in Sharqia Governorate.

Abdel Ghani was rearrested on multiple charges since his initial detention on January 28, 2019. He and several other political detainees at the station were subjected to severe violations and inhumane treatment, including beatings, humiliation, and verbal abuse during daylight hours of Ramadan while they were fasting.

All of this led Abdel Ghani to declare his hunger strike on Sunday, April 7, 2024, amidst threats from the station’s officer, Colonel Hazem Mobasher, of further persecution if he continues his strike.

In response, CFJ reaffirms its full solidarity with political detainee Ahmed Mohamed Abdel Ghani in his hunger strike as a legitimate and fundamental human right to obtain his basic human rights since 2019.

CFJ also demands that the administration of Ibrahimiyah Police Station in Sharqia cease violations against him and other detainees, provide appropriate medical and living care suitable for his strike conditions, refrain from forcibly ending his strike, and initiate dialogue channels with him.

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