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Egypt hopes new massive prison complex will improve country's image

Cairo has opened a rehabilitation center for prisoners designed according to American standards and big enough to serve a quarter of the country’s inmates. While some citizens have hailed the move, other say it's meant to distract from the country's human rights record.
A image shows a model of the new rehabilitation center.

CAIRO — Egypt’s Interior Ministry announced Oct. 28 the inauguration of the Wadi al-Natrun Correction and Rehabilitation Center, the first of its kind in the country.

Once the center is fully operational, 12 prisons, representing 25% of the total number in Egypt, will be closed.

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