Prison Conditions in Egypt Essay

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Prison Conditions in Egypt

Egypt: a country with a population of over 69 000 000 people, home to some of the worlds most fascinating structures (like the Pyramid's and The Great Sphinx), and a main contributor to a good deal of the world's trade industry (most notably petroleum products and cotton textiles) [1]. One would expect such an affluent country to be a nation thriving on high integrity and proper treatment of its citizens. This is anything but the case. In what has been referred to as "appalling", "life-threatening" and a "filthy system", the prison conditions in Egypt and the procedures that accompany it are testament to a true human rights violation and are in dangerous need of
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As people being held in a prison, they should be guaranteed the right to safety and a life free of harm within those walls. Prison is intended to punish those who committed crimes, not ignite a needless fire in them that could lead to further crimes once they are released (if they ever are released, that is). The prison conditions and practices that the Egypt legal system presents is not an effective method of rehabilitating people to the formidable citizens they once were as much as it is a general exhibit of contempt for those they see determine as being guilty and, more than anything, a blatant human rights violations.

The terror begins the minute the accused person is arrested. Accompanied by soldiers from the Central Security Forces, the authorities in charge of the arrest awake the accused person during after-midnight hours in an attempt intimidate them and hopefully frighten them, thusly making less likely to fight back under such circumstances. On top of that, the amount of authorities/soldier involved in the "attack" is a number far greater than is necessary for such a typical practice like arresting someone. They violently invade every room of the house through different entrances, while another group is out hiding in the streets, corridors and other places in order to terrorize the accused. Doors and windows are needlessly broken in order to enter the home.

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