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Egyptian prosecution to investigate complaint by Aisha El-Shater over detention conditions

Aisha El-Shater has been held in precautionary detention in a state security-related case since November 2018

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Monday 25 Nov 2019
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Egypt's Prosecutor-General Hamada Al-Sawi has referred a complaint filed by Aisha El-Shater regarding her deteriorating health and poor detention conditions to the country's Supreme State Security Prosecution for investigation. 

Aisha El-Shater has been held in precautionary detention pending an investigation into a state security related case since November 2018.

According to a statement by the prosecution, Aisha El-Shater was previously transferred to Manyal University Hospital in Cairo to receive treatment before being taken back to the prison's hospital after her health condition improved. 

The Supreme State Security Prosecutor's Office has requested the complainant's medical file and summoned her supervising doctor for a hearing.

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