The Danish Prime Minister visits Egypt at a time when torture is systematic in the country’s prisons, says Ahmed Mefreh, exiled Executive Director of the NGO Committee for Justice
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen visits Egypt on March 12th to 14th for talks with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly.
The agenda includes climate change mitigation and handling of irregular migration.
Ahmed Mefreh is the Executive Director of the Egyptian human rights organisation Committee for Justice. As an active human rights defender, he had to leave his country and now works from exile. He asks Mette Frederiksen to discuss the widespread torture and the suppression of human rights with Egypt’s authoritarian leaders.
»Hundreds of my colleagues are in Egyptian prisons where they face inhuman and degrading conditions of detention. A large number of them have been tortured. Torture is systematic in Egypt«, says Ahmed Mefreh in his appeal to the Danish Prime Minister.
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