The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms announced that a detainee in the second Ismailia police station was infected with the new “Corona” virus and transferred him to the Isolation Hospital after conducting tests that proved that he was infected with the virus.
In the details, the Commission learned from reliable sources that the detainee “did not mention his name,” who was held in a second Ismailia police station in a criminal case, and he felt very tired during one of the detention renewal sessions, where the renewal judge decided to present him to the doctor to explain his condition.
The organization added that “the necessary tests have already been done and it was confirmed that the detainee was infected with the Corona virus, and was immediately transferred to al- Agouza Hospital for isolation.”
The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms called for conducting analyzes of detecting the “Corona” virus for all those who are in contact with the injured during his time in custody and before being transferred to the hospital.
The “Egyptian Commission” renewed its claim issued in a statement on March 17th, and appealed to take urgent and bold measures to reduce the number density in places of detention at prisons and police stations; To prevent the outbreak of the new Corona epidemic (Covid-19) to prisoners, detainees or police personnel in these places; For the preservation of public health.
The Commission called for 5 urgent measures, namely: the release of all prisoners of conscience held in pretrial detention in politicized cases, or those serving sentences that deprived their liberty of exercising constitutional rights and their basic rights, which include freedom of opinion and expression, the right to peaceful assembly, freedom of association, defense of human rights, and abolition Precautionary measures for them.
In addition to the release of those held in custody on criminal backgrounds not related to the exercise of rights and freedoms, as a preference for the public interest and the preservation of public health, also Providing sanitary and preventive tools for detainees and police personnel working in prisons and departments, improving health conditions in places of detention in order to prevent disease and allowing detainees to be visited while taking the necessary measures to prevent the transmission of infection.