Rights group demands release of 3 Egyptian minors held by Israel

An Egyptian human rights group on Tuesday urged the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to intervene for the release of three Egyptian Bedouin minors being held in an Israeli prison.

The Egyptian Association for the Assistance of Juveniles and Human Rights said it submitted a memorandum with the demand to the SCAF.

The trio has been held in inhumane conditions since July at an Israeli prison in Beer Sheva after Israeli authorities arrested them for smuggling tobacco and cigarettes, the group said in statement.

The group also urged the Egyptian Embassy in Tel Aviv to adopt a more serious stance on the issue in order to protect the three minors.

The group slammed the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) for denouncing the detention, saying mere condemnation was not enough.

The association called to totally replace the NCCM board, as was done with the National Council for Human Rights after the 25 January revolution.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

Related Articles

Back to top button