Juvenile detention centre in Egypt
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Egyptian human rights groups criticise juvenile detention conditions

Human rights groups in Egypt have repeatedly criticised the poor and illegal detention conditions of minors.

They say children are held alongside adults, abused in custody and kept for months in pre-trial detention, without being referred to court.

Child rights advocates accuse the authorities of turning a blind eye to the law, which sets very tough conditions for putting a child behind bars.

Sally Nabil reports.

  • 21 Jan 2016
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