Maher Farouk joins the list of victims of medical negligence in the prisons of the coup.. Will he be the last of the martyrs?

Hours before the arrest of journalist Abdel Nasser Salama and the escape of artist Iman al-Bahr Darwish to America, because they opposed the policies of the coup leader; Political detainee Maher Farouk Maher Shehata, 25, died inside his prison cell in Wadi El-Natrun 430 prison on Saturday, July 17, 2019, as part of the series of slow killings pursued by the coup regime in Egypt through deliberate medical negligence in prisons.
Maher Farouk, from the village of Nahya in Giza governorate, is the second detainee who passed away on Saturday after Abdel Aziz Ahmed in Minya prison.
Maher Farouk was arrested in September 2013 and tried in Case 1010 of 2013 known in the media as the storming of Kerdasa Police Station. He was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court that does not meet the minimum standards of fair litigation.
This brings the number of those who have been martyred in prisons since the beginning of this year alone to about 27 as a result of deliberate medical negligence in prisons and detention centers, which have become graves of slow killing, as documented by many human rights organizations.
Five days ago, the detainee, Ahmed Saber Mahmoud Muhammad, 45, was martyred after suffering a sudden illness inside his prison cell in a high-security prison (Al-Aqrab 2), to be the 25th victim in prisons as a result of murder by medical negligence, since the beginning of 2021 AD.
On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, the prison administration contacted his family, and they were informed of his death on Monday, July 12, and the presence of his body in the Zeinhom Morgue in Cairo.
On July 6, the detainee since the dispersal of Rabaa, “Rida Mohamed El-Sayed Mohamed Abu El-Ainin,” from Dikirnis in Dakahlia, was martyred inside Tora Liman Prison Hospital after his health deteriorated as a result of detention conditions that did not meet the lowest human standards. Earlier, the Public Prosecutor of the coup government refused to release him in health, while the court did not decide on a case demanding his release due to his health condition about a year ago.
He was preceded on June 21 by Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim, 56, from Suez, who was martyred inside his prison in Liman 430, in Wadi El-Natrun prisons, as a result of medical negligence, as he was suffering from heart health problems, and he was not provided with the necessary medical care.
The “Archives of Oppression” issued by Al-Nadim Center for the month of June 2021 documented the death of 9 detainees inside the military prisons, including 6 children inside the penal institution in Al-Marj, one in Borg Al-Arab, another in Shebin El-Kom prison, as well as a detainee in Wadi Al-Natrun 430 prison.
On June 7, 2021, the detainee, Sayed Mohamed Nassar, was martyred inside Shebin El-Koum Prison, as a result of medical negligence, in conditions of detention that lack the minimum standards of human safety and health and are inconsistent with the rights guaranteed by law and the constitution.
The detainee, Abdel Qader Jaber Abdel Jaber, an employee at Central “Al-Amri” at the age of 43, was martyred inside his prison cell in Burj Al Arab prison. He is also a victim of medical negligence. He died since Tuesday, June 1, 2021, and his family was not informed of his death until 6 days later.
Recently, the “Observatory of Places of Detention” issued by the Egyptian Front for Human Rights confirmed the deterioration of the condition of detainees in 35 prisons across the republic under extremely harsh conditions, the deliberate intransigence of prison administrations and the insistence of the interior of the coup d’état to show a different image of reality that it issues to public opinion through prepared visits. her advance.
The Front called on the Ministry of the Interior of the coup “to carry out a comprehensive reform process for the prison sector with the aim of improving conditions of detention there and ensuring that detainees there obtain their rights guaranteed in the law and the constitution.” She stressed that continuing to organize visits, prepared in advance, to prisons does not solve any problem; Rather, it reflects a state of superficial falsification that everyone knows the truth about, and the Front called on the Ministry of Interior of the coup government to pay attention to the rights of citizens instead of paying attention to improving its image or responding defensively to international criticism.”
The “Observatory” attributed the severe deterioration in the conditions of 35 prisons covered by the “Observatory” over the course of a whole year, from May 2020 to May 2021, to several reasons; The most prominent of these is the intransigence policy followed against detainees by the administrations of those prisons, which adds a lot of suffering to the detainees’ daily lives to ensure their complete submission.
The Observatory also revealed that “the places of detention inside the 35 prisons are completely contrary to what the coup authorities are trying to show in the visits they have organized to several prisons recently, in which the detainees appear in the best condition and sometimes in a state of well-being, which raises the ridicule of the observers. He stressed that these visits come with the purpose of Propaganda to whitewash the face of the Ministry of Interior of the coup government in an attempt to respond to the numerous international criticism directed at Egypt regarding the conditions of places of detention.

The number of prisons in Egypt has increased to 84 by 2021, in addition to 382 detention centers inside police stations. The Official Gazette had published four decisions on June 23, issued by the Minister of Interior of the coup government, to establish 8 new central prisons in 4 governorates: Fayoum, Aswan, Kafr El-Sheikh and Gharbia. It was preceded by the decision published in the Official Gazette on Sunday, June 6, 2021 AD, to establish two central prisons in the Qena Security Directorate, and carried the decision published in the Official Gazette No. 916 for the year 2021 AD.

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