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Health professionals urge Blinken to press Egypt on prison conditions

More than 200 health professionals have signed on to a letter asking Secretary of State Antony Blinken to urge Egypt to address dire conditions inside its prisons.
Egyptian mother holds picture of imprisoned son

A letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken from more than 200 medical professionals urges him to pressure Egypt over the inadequate medical care and dire humanitarian conditions in the country’s prisons. 

“I am appealing to you directly to intervene for the sake of those in dire need,” read the letter organized by Freedom Initiative, a Washington-based advocacy group. 

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