“Arab to support fair trial” demands the right of communication to prisoners and detainees
Abdel gawad Ahmed, director of the Arab Council supporting“Arab to support fair trial” demands the right to communicate to prisoners and detainees Fair Trial and Human Rights, pointed out that the right to communicate is an important guarantee for detainees of prisoners and accused. This right is closely linked to and promotes other rights, such as the right to a fair trial and its components, The right to communicate directly with respect for the right to liberty and security of the person and the treatment of detainees with dignity.
He pointed out that the text of the right of communication is stated in the constitutional declaration: Anyone who is arrested or detained for reasons of arrest or immediate detention shall be informed and shall have the right to communicate with anyone who believes that he is informed of what occurred or is used in the manner regulated by law. And to him and others to appeal before the judiciary of the procedure that restricts his personal freedom.
This came during a roundtable held by the Council under the title “Ensuring the right of contact between detainees and detainees with their families and lawyers and its role in combating torture and enforced disappearances”, in the presence of Nejad Al-Borai, Director of the Legal Department of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, Hafez Abu Saada, President of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights and a number of jurists.
During the meeting, the detainee was asked to determine the time the detainee was allowed to call (whether immediately after his detention or after a period of time), and the means of communication supposed to be available to the detainee regardless of the charge for which he was detained (via mobile phone or the Internet or by a police call) ), As well as who are the individuals allowed to contact them (family or lawyers), and the length of time available to them to talk and the number of contact times. Is it permitted to record the call made by the detainee or not in accordance with his privacy