SOS from Monem
Today, Monem’s detention was extended 15 days by State Security prosecutor of Tagammu Khames – Nasr City. State Security troops surrounded prosecutors’ compund and denied supporters access to building. Lawyers raised concerns that Monem and MB students are being locked in same over-crowded cells with criminial prisoners who assault and sexually harass them, although their case is obviously a political one and should be detained separately.
Monem told Ikwanweb that together with his colleagues, they started hunger strike today to protest maltreatment while being upheld with criminal prisoners and drug dealers.
Monem pointed out the deteriorated living and health conditions inside Torah Mahkoum prison and described them as “unbearable by any human being” with wide spread of scabies, HIV and other infectious diseases.
Today Monem confirmed that his detention came after web-publishing of his own torture experience on the hands of Egyptian state security men during his previous detention, and dismissed government’s false accusations of financing and organising a military show which never happened.
Finally, Monem calls for Rights and Civil Society Organisations to pressure the Egyptian government for releasing him and his colleagues.