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Hunger-striker moved to ‘disciplinary’ unit

Ibrahim Al-Yamany’s deteriorating health conditions cannot handle solitary confinement, detainee’s brother says

Ibrahim Al-Yamany's mother speaks about her son's hunger strike at a press conference in the Hisham Mubarak  Law Center last July. (Photo by: Jihad Abaza)
Ibrahim Al-Yamany’s mother speaks about her son’s hunger strike at a press conference in the Hisham Mubarak Law Center last July. (Photo by: Jihad Abaza)



The detained Ibrahim Al-Yamany was moved to a “disciplinary unit despite his deteriorating health conditions”, the Freedom for the Brave campaign, an initiative that provides aid to detainees, reported on Wednesday.

Al-Yamany has been on hunger-strike for over 270 days. His brother, Abed Al-Yamany, stated that Al-Yamany was not taken to a hospital before he was moved to solitary confinement.

The prison administration had been “putting pressure” on the hunger-striker as officials approached him several times asking him to end the strike, his brother added.

“Continuing his hunger-strike is a foregone conclusion for Ibrahim; he will continue it until he is out [of prison,” Al-Yamany said.

Al-Yamany’s family stated that they hold the prison administration responsible for Al-Yamany’s deteriorating health conditions.

According to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, Al-Yamany is a 26-year-old physician and has been detained since 17 August 2013.

Al-Yamany is currently facing charges of murder, attempted murder, destruction of property and partaking in “violent acts” in the Ramsees Square demonstrations that took place on 16 and 17 August, 2013.

Tens of detainees are currently on hunger strike in protest of detention without, or under false charges. Mohamed Soltan, detained since 26 August 2013, has been on hunger strike for over 350 days in protest of his detention.

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