Despite the circumstances of their arrest weeks before the dispersal, Dr. Muhammad Mahmoud Ali Al-Zanati and Dr. Abdel-Azim Ibrahim Muhammad Attia, the coup court “cassation”, upheld the death penalty in a case other than the one in which they were arrested.
Over the years of the formal court and the politicized judicial decision, jurists have proven that execution is not appropriate for the doctor, Muhammad Al-Zanati, and his assistant, Dr. Abdel Azim Ibrahim; After their arrest from their offices in the central administration of (Town Gas) in Almaza on July 24, 2013, before the dispersal about 3 weeks -21 days – exactly.
In the first case, the two doctors accused of participating in the torture of the officer, Mohamed Farouk, the assistant detective of the Heliopolis Police Department, and the Secretary of Police, Hani Saeed, denied all the accusations against them, during the prosecution’s investigations with them, in the case of torturing the two policemen, during the sit-in of supporters of legitimacy and the rejection of the coup, in Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square, and Al-Masry Al-Youm published the text of their statements, but the coup sentenced them to 15 years, which was reduced to 10 years.
human and professional role
Observers added that the two doctors, “Al-Zanati” and “Abdul-Azim”, were arrested and prosecuted for their professional and humanitarian role in treating cases of injuries at the Rabaa Al-Adawiya field hospital, after the Republican Guard massacre and the Ramses events. They were accused of kidnapping and torturing a police captain and secretary, and she was sentenced to 15 years. It was reduced to ten years despite their proven innocence, and the two policemen are still alive.
Posted by Dr. Gamal Abdel Salam, the former Secretary-General of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate, a conviction on the “General Syndicate of Physicians” website on 7/28/2013 AD, stressing that “the charges brought against Dr. Muhammad Al-Zanati, the coordinator of the field hospital in Rabaa Al-Adawiya, and his assistant in his private work and in Rabaa Square until their arrest.” , it may not be.
However, “their arrest is a crime against the Egyptian people, and it is not permissible in any way to arrest a doctor for carrying out his humanitarian medical mission away from any calculations, the doctor’s duty is to treat the injured, especially in such events that the country is going through, and” Abdel Salam “denounced the failure to empower the doctor’s lawyer From attending the investigations initiated by the prosecution with him, stressing that this prohibition violates the law and the constitution, and the right of the accused to defend himself. It is worth noting that Dr. Muhammad Al-Zanati is one of the distinguished doctors and people of high morals, and he was honored by the Syndicate in several ceremonies and received an award The perfect doctor.
And instead of investigating the killing of Ahmed Muhammad Al-Zanati – the eldest son of Dr. Muhammad – a student at the Faculty of Engineering at the Naval Academy, born in 1991, who was 21 years old before he was killed by the coup security bullets on the day of the Rabaa Al-Adawiya dispersal after being hit in the chest by a powerful gunshot. ; They tried “Al-Zanati”, and the crime was in support of the legitimacy of Dr. Mohamed Morsi, the legitimate president of the country, and he was among the protesters in Rabaa Square.
It is noteworthy that video clips in which Dr. Muhammad Al-Zanati, a consultant surgeon and one of the workers in the field hospital in the Rabaa Al-Adawiya sit-in, appeared giving testimony in the events of the Republican Guard; He stressed that all the injuries sustained by the injured in the Republican Guard sit-in were caused by snipers who deliberately killed these 55 martyrs, and 4 children were monitored among the martyrs, ranging in age from 6 months to 11 years.
While serving the prison term that was issued against him by the government and the military coup judiciary in prison, his name was included in the Rabaa Al-Adawiya dispersal case with a report attached to the case, despite his arrest about a month before the dispersal, and on 9/8/2018 the court headed by Hassan Farid issued the ruling on Dr. Muhammad Zenati and others were sentenced to death by hanging, and instead of demanding an investigation into the murder of his eldest son, he became convicted of murder and attempted murder.
It suffices during the period of his arrest that the mother of Dr. Muhammad died and his son Ahmad was martyred while he was in prison, and he was unable to attend the funeral of either of them, so Dr. Muhammad’s wife says: “When he learned of Ahmad’s martyrdom, he wept bitterly, and he kept repeating Ahmad was nostalgic for me.. Ahmad was nostalgic. Ali repeats it often.”
Dr. Muhammad Zenati was detained among a number of prisons; He was imprisoned in Al-Aqrab prison for 6 months and was transferred to the investigation prison, then Wadi Al-Natrun prison, then Istiqbal Tora prison, then Liman Tora prison for more than two years, and after he was sentenced to death on 9/8/2018, in the comic “Rab’a Dispersal.” , he was transferred to the investigation prison in a cell for those sentenced to death, and recently he was transferred to the maximum security prison 440 in Wadi al-Natroun in the death row.
His family describes visiting and moving between prisons throughout these years as a journey of torment, and the word journey of torment is the strongest and most eloquent of expressions, and the mercy and grace of God Almighty we do not deny in trivialization, mitigation, and kindness.
The defense team of Dr. Muhammad Al-Beltagy, Dr. Safwat Hegazy, Dr. Abdel Azim Muhammad, and Dr. Muhammad Zanati, who are detained in the case of the detention of an officer and a police officer, and their torture in the Rabaa sit-in on July 17, 2014, withdrew in protest at their entry into the glass cage, which is the cage It is soundproof, and it distorts vision, and the defense cannot communicate with the accused through it, and the accused cannot communicate with the court or the defense through it, which wastes the guarantees assigned to them under the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The defense indicated that the court has the powers to prevent interference or any obstruction of the case, and that the defense strongly objected to this procedure, and asserted that it could not perform its role and was isolated from the accused who attends to them, because they are the origin who must be heard; Which contradicts. Dr. Muhammad Al-Beltagy said: “He raised his voice by asking for the word a lot and no one heard him, and therefore it was proven that they are isolated, and he asked his lawyer to prove that they are in this situation as “in absentia” as bodies only.”
Mohamed Mahmoud Ali Zenati was born on January 14, 1963, and he is ranked third among his brothers, and from the Menoufia governorate. He grew up in a religious family. Then he moved to Cairo as a student and his family came to Cairo every period to check on him. He obtained a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery 1988 with an excellent grade. , then a master’s degree in general surgery in 1998, then a diploma in hospital management in 1998, and he is an executive general manager in the medical administration of Town Gas Company affiliated to the petroleum sector, and a consultant in general and laparoscopic surgery.
He was married to Dr. Amal Ghallab in 1991. He has three children. Abd al-Rahman is the middle son. He was born in 1992 and is a student at the Faculty of Pharmacy, and Nahla, born in 1998, is the youngest girl and a student at the Faculty of Pharmacy.
His wife says: “He is a compassionate, kind and friendly person. He responds quickly to those who seek help, even after midnight, honors his guests and sympathizes with them, stands by the oppressed and rushes to the aid of the needy, and participates in many medical convoys, charitable works and relief work in the Relief Committee of the Medical Syndicate.”
Dr. Abdul Azim Ibrahim
And Dr. Abdel Azim Ibrahim Muhammad Attia, a colleague of Dr. Muhammad Al-Zanati at the Town Gas Company, was in the field hospital until their arrest. He was born in the village of Kafor Belshay in the Kafr El-Zayat Center, Gharbia Governorate.
Until recently, his brother, Muhammad Ibrahim Muhammad Attia, an Arabic language teacher, 56, was arrested and moved with Dr. Al-Zanati in prisons until he was sentenced to death in 2018, and to 10 years in the case of the two policemen accused of assaulting them.
Source: بوابة الحرية والعدالة by fj-p.com.
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