On Mental Health in Egyptian Detention Places

Executive Summary
On World Mental Health Day, Belady aims to provide an overview of the suffering of prisoners – political and criminal – in Egyptian detention places and the deterioration of their mental health, which, in many cases, leads to suicide attempts.
First, Belady presents an analysis of the observed available legal, economic, social and health data regarding 46 prisoners who attempted suicide in detention places during their arrests and/or imprisonments from August 2013 until August 2021. The outcomes of this analysis are also discussed based on the factors that lead to the deterioration of mental health against political prisoners through raising issues related to the poor conditions of detention, ill-treatment and double punishment that led to psychological pain and ended with suicide attempts during detention.

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