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Forced Caesarean Birth for Handcuffed Girl in Egypt
Dahab Hamid Abed Allah, 18, was forced to give birth to a child via caesarean section while handcuffed and tied to a bed at the hospital of Al-Zayton in Egypt last Thursday February 13 2014. Such atrocities normally happen at the jails of the zionist israeli occupation, who are known to restrict the prisoners dying of cancer and in critical condition, to cuff their hands and tie them in bed even if they were dying, but this event took place in the Arab Republic of Egypt.
On Jan 14 2014, Dahab, a woman pregnant in her 8th month and about to give birth, went to the visit the gynaecologist. On her way, she coincidentally passed by a group of supporters of the deposed Mohamed Morsi, who were holding a sit-in protest at Al-Sahel street. The Egyptian police suddenly attacked the protesters; everyone was able to flee from the scene except Dahab, due to her advanced pregnancy.
The Egyptian police arrested Mrs. Dahab and charged her with participating in an illegal demo (the sit-in) and the Egyptian prosecutors issued a decision to imprison her for 15 days pending investigation of the charges. The prosecutors later renewed her imprisonment for a further 2 weeks.
Dahab received the pains of childbirth at prison; she was transferred to the Al-Zayton hospital last thursday night, where she was not able to give birth of her child normally because of the police. Her situation deteriorated and the doctors decided to make force a caesarean operation on her.
When Dahab woke up after the operation, she saw her hands were cuffed to bed but she did not see her child, which had been stolen from her by the police.
Dahab can not give milk to her child because she remains cuffed to the bed. She is neither a criminal nor a dangerous terrorist, but is a minor with bad luck. Her case is clearly an egregious abuse and a violation of her human rights, and crime perpetrated by the Egyptian police, which is obviously learning how to act dishonorably from the israelis.