Prisoners at Egypt’s Aqrab abused: Al-Araby TV documentary

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CAIRO – Hundreds, if not thousands, of political prisoners and detainees held at Egypt’s notorious Al-Aqrab prison have been subjected to maltreatment and inhumane conditions for years now, according a recent documentary film produced by the Al-Araby TV, the sister company of The New Arab. Scorpion (“Aqrab”) maximum security prison is part of the Tora Prison complex, located south of Cairo. High-profile political prisoners, many of them are members of the Muslim Brotherhood – designated as a “terrorist group” by Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s government – are detained there. Although Egyptian law gua…

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