A delegation from the National Council of Human Rights (NCHR) paid a visit to Al-Marg prison, citing no violations to “rights standards” in the prison.
The Thursday visit came within the council’s follow-up on detention facilities and the conditions of detainees in punitive facilities.
“The delegation listened to a number of [the] imprisoned, reviewed the records of some cases, and verified the readiness of detention places and the prison’s facilities,” the NCHR statement said.
The delegation found no violations against detainees or to the prisons regulations during the visit.
Being the only organisation that has access to prisons, the NCHR conducted several visits to evaluate the conditions of detention in prisons such as Abu Za’abal, Tora, Qanater, Al-Aqrab, Tanta and Wadi El-Natrun since 2013.
The council’s latest visits were to Al-Qanater, Tora and Abu Za’bal prisons. In the visit to Abu Za’bal in March, the council’s delegation noticed evidence of prisoners being beaten and their being in a state of panic and severe fear. They said they were indirectly threatened by the prison’s administration not to reveal to the NCHR what they had endured.
On the other hand, the delegation visiting Al-Marg prison affirmed the acceptable quality of the prison’s facilities and stated there were no reports of violations from prisoners.