Egypt police fire tear gas at hunger strikers in prison
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Egypt police fire tear gas at hunger strikers in prison

The Egyptian Coordination of Rights and Freedoms human rights organisation in Egypt has revealed that the Fayoum Prison administration used tear gas to force prisoners to end their strike, which they organised a week ago in protest of violations against their rights. The Egyptian human rights organisation stated, “In a violation of the prisoners’ rights and safety in Damu Prison, located in Fayoum province, the prison administration attacked the prisoners by firing tear gas canisters into their cells in order to force them to end their hunger strike, which had been ongoing for seven consecutive days. They went on strike due to the administration’s cruelty and their lack of rights."


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