Human Rights Watch says Egypt not serious about improving prison conditions

January 21, 2015 8:38 AM

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch accused Egyptian authorities on Wednesday of failing to take serious steps to improve conditions in overcrowded prisons which are causing deaths.

The New York-based group said it had documented nine deaths in custody since mid-2013, when the army's ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was followed by a crackdown on his supporters.

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