Covid-19 imperils packed Egypt prison

Families of prisoners at notorious Tora complex concerned publicised efforts to contain virus are purely cosmetic Fears are mounting over the safety of prisoners in Egypt’s notorious Tora prison, as rights groups say parts of the complex have been cordoned off to quarantine those diagnosed with coronavirus. Families of those held inside the huge compound south of Cairo, which houses at least eight individual prisons, including two maximum security wings, say the authorities’ attempts to combat the spread of Covid-19…

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Sisi celebrates International Day of Disabled Persons

A celebration for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is being held Monday in the presence of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and a some artists and public figures. The event will be held at the al-Manara International Conferences Center at the Fifth Settlement, organized by the Egyptian Sports Federation for Mental Disabilities and featuring participation from the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Social Solidarity. The festival will be attended by a number of artists…

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