The police in Cairo. Photo: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalash

19 April 2019, 09:35

Ingush students stop hunger strike in Egyptian prison

Four Ingush students have stopped their hunger strike in a Cairo prison, because they have brought themselves to exhaustion, Khadishat Pugoeva, the wife of one of them, has stated.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on April 7, 2019, the Ingush students detained in Egypt went on a hunger strike, demanding to set them free. Young people are chained to beds and left without water, her relatives complained.

In August 2018, five young people from Ingushetia were detained in Egypt. They had left for Egypt without the knowledge of their parents and studied in Cairo at mosques, the head of Ingushetia informed. On April 9, four of them were accused of extremism. The fate of the fifth detainee, Khizir Dugiev, remains unknown.

According to the wife of Ilez Aushev, Egyptian jailers offered the hunger-strikers to sign a document stating that in case of the death of the prisoners, the prison administration is not responsible for this.

Publications about the students attracted the attention of the BBC, which is preparing a report about the students and plans to transmit it to the Al-Jazeera TV Channel, said Pugoeva.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 18, 2019 at 08:49 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Oleg Krasnov; Source: CK correspondent

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