Najda Organization for Human Rights confirmed the death of the detainee Hussein Hassan Abdallah, 41, from Al-Kharga, New Valley Governorate, yesterday, Friday, May 6, in Assiut Hospital, to which he was transferred in a deteriorating health condition, as a result of the brutal torture he was subjected to since his enforced disappearance two weeks ago.
A number of human rights organizations had documented the martyrdom of the detained lawyer, Ali Abd al-Nabi Ali Kassab, at the age of 58, inside his prison cell in the high-security Scorpion prison, noting that he was in good health at the time of his arrest last December, and he was not suffering from any diseases and has not been revealed so far. On the causes and circumstances of death.
A few days ago, the detainee, Osama Hassan Al-Jamal, aged 62, was martyred as a result of the medical negligence he was subjected to in his prison cell at the Mokattam Police Department before he was transferred to Qasr Al-Aini Hospital, to ascend his soul to its innocent, Tuesday, May 3, after he was arbitrarily arrested since last January, and was subjected to a series of violations, including his detention in A place where the minimum standards of human safety and health are not met, which caused a severe deterioration in his health. Visits were also prevented from him, and during this period his weight fell sharply, according to eyewitnesses.
The Arab Organization for Human Rights called on decision-makers in the world, and all relevant UN bodies, to take the necessary measures against the coup regime in Egypt to deter it from taking more detainees’ lives.
In a statement issued by it after the martyrdom of Osama El-Gamal, she called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to create an investigation and accountability mechanism for the perpetrators of violations in Egypt to confront the impunity of the perpetrators under the politicized judicial system.
In the statement, she said, “The coup authorities in Egypt are continuing to violate the detainees’ right to life by exposing sick prisoners to medical negligence, refusing to release them to health so that their families can treat them at their own expense, in addition to the poor and poor conditions of detention that contribute to the deterioration of the detainees’ health condition and multiply their suffering.” They either end up suffering from chronic diseases or die.”
The organization confirmed that most of the deaths in Egyptian prisons amount to premeditated murder, since it could have been avoided if the law was enforced against detainees and given the right to appropriate health care for their cases, or the rules of health release were applied against them.
The organization added that despite the increasing criticism of the coup regime in Egypt by various human rights groups and some governments due to prison conditions and the ill-treatment of detainees, these criticisms did not result in any practical action that would put an end to these violations.
On the 30th of April, Sameh Shawqi Sabra was martyred in his prison cell in Burj Al Arab prison as a result of deliberate medical negligence, as he was ill with liver and did not obtain his right to appropriate medical care.
It is noteworthy that “Sameh” is 44 years old, and he is from the village of “Martyr Fikri” in Birkat Al-Sabaa, Menoufia Governorate, and he was working as an Arabic language teacher, and he has been arrested since January 25, 2022.
On April 10, the family of economic researcher Ayman Hodhoud announced the news of his death after a period of enforced disappearance for more than two months, following his arrest since the beginning of last February without a legal basis and taking him to an unknown destination.
Also on April 6, the detained dentist, Ahmed Abu Al-Saud Amro, from Kerdasa in Giza, died inside his prison cell in Wadi Al-Natrun prison at the age of 59, to be the seventh case since the beginning of this year inside prisons that lack the minimum standards of human safety and health.
Al-Shehab Center for Human Rights stated that the victim had been detained since September 2013 and had been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court that did not meet the standards of fair litigation in the case known in the media at Kerdasa Police Department.
On April 4, Najda Organization for Human Rights documented the death of the detainee, Abdel Mohsen Fouad, from Alexandria, inside his prison cell in Abu Zaabal prison, on the eve of the month of Ramadan, the first of April, inside the prison hospital. His family was not informed until four days later.
She stated that the victim has been detained since August 2021 in relation to Case 627 of 2021, and has been subjected to a series of violations and medical neglect under conditions of detention that lack the lowest safety standards.
On February 20, the Egyptian Network for Human Rights documented the death of the detainee, Sheikh Tamer Fikry Gamal El-Din, from Kerdasa, after his health condition deteriorated inside his prison cell in Minya prison, which lacks the minimum standards of human safety and health, and stated that the victim died a week ago, according to his lawyer, Ahmed Helmy, and his body was transferred. To the hospital, his family was not notified of his death except during the regular visit, to be surprised by the painful news.
The Egyptian Network for Human Rights also documented the premeditated murder of businessman Ahmed Shaheen, after he was tortured and prevented from receiving adequate medication and treatment until he breathed his last in his detention in Tora Liman Prison Hospital, on Wednesday 9 February.
She stressed that since his arrest in April 2017, he has been subjected to many violations, including his enforced disappearance, torture, depriving him and his family of visits for different periods, placing him on terrorist lists, depriving him and his family of his property and rotating it in violation of the law. He was rotated pending a new case until he breathed his last at dawn on Wednesday, February 9.
She added that the victim was suffering from severe allergies, which caused many health crises for him, and were exacerbated by the inhuman conditions of imprisonment, poor ventilation and overcrowding, and requests to transfer him for treatment outside the prison were rejected without providing an appropriate alternative. He was transferred Saturday, February 5 to Tora Liman Prison Hospital, to breathe his last At dawn on Wednesday, February 9, and his family was informed of his death on Wednesday evening, in order to receive the body and complete the burial procedures, to be buried on the eleventh evening Thursday evening in his hometown of Menoufia Governorate.
On February 3, the detainee, Mohamed Abdel Hamid Ahmed Abdel Hafez, 40, joined the convoy of martyrs who rose in the prisons of the military coup, where he rose after his health deteriorated as a result of a diabetic coma and was transferred to Minya Hospital.
The human rights organization “We Record” stated that the victim was arrested in May 2014, and a life sentence was issued against him in the case known in the media as the “Wajdi Ghoneim” case in 2017, then the sentence was reduced to 15 years in 2019.
She pointed out that the victim is the first death in February 2022, and he is from Giza Governorate, married and has two daughters, who were deprived of his detention and care for them for 8 years.
The organization had monitored 60 deaths during the elapsed 2021, including 52 politicians and 8 criminals, including 6 children, and about their causes, it said that “including 27 detainees as a result of medical negligence, 7 detainees after contracting corona, 4 as a result of torture, 6 as a result of a fire in the place of detention, and 3 detainees died of natural causes.”
Recently, the Egyptian Network for Human Rights confirmed that what is happening in prisons and detention centers is a premeditated murder by sovereign orders.
The network raised the alarm to pay attention to the tragic situation of the detainees, hoping to save what can be saved, and called on everyone to abide by the articles of the constitution and the law.
Prisoners of conscience suffer from medical neglect in places of detention that lack international technical standards for places of detention suitable for humans, according to a statement by the Arab Organization for Human Rights in Britain, which pointed to large overcrowding in cells where detainees suffer from malnutrition, lack of hygiene and the spread of insects and pollution, With no ventilation and lighting.
The “Observatory of Places of Detention” issued by the Egyptian Front for Human Rights, had 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 to show a different image of reality that it issues to public opinion through Pre-arranged visits.
Urgent rescue required
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 in them obtain their rights guaranteed by law and the constitution, and stressed that continuing to organize visits, prepared in advance, to prisons does not solve any problem; rather, it reflects A case of superficial falsification that everyone knows the truth about, and the Front called on the Ministry of the 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, for 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.
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