Letters

Medicine and human rights in Egypt

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6925.412a (Published 05 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:412
  1. M Mandour
  1. Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, PO Box 2516, Cairo 11361, Egypt.

    EDITOR, - Recent concern in the medical literature about the deteriorating human rights situation in Egypt has noted that institutionalised ill treatment of prisoners, including torture, is now widespread and that some prison and forensic doctors are colluding with such practices. Several other Egyptian doctors, including myself, have been documented as victims of torture after arbitrary arrest or of detention without trial …

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