The disappearance of “Ayman Shahoum” and the life of “Yahya Hilweh” in danger and the escalation of violations in Al-Baadiyah prison

A number of human rights organizations and centers have documented the disappearance by the coup forces of the citizen “Ayman Ahmed Hamid Shahoum,” an Arabic language teacher from the Mansoura Center, Dakahlia Governorate, since September 20, after he was deported from Saudi Arabia to Egypt, and his whereabouts have not yet been established.

The organizations stated that the victim had been arrested since May 31, 2022 from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and remained in detention until he was deported and forcibly disappeared despite his age of over sixty years.

Human rights organizations and centers condemned the crime, and demanded that the place of his detention be disclosed, the injustice done to him be lifted, his immediate release, respect for human rights, and the cessation of the crime that does not have a statute of limitations.

Several calls for help to rescue detainees in Al-Abadia prison in Damanhour

Meanwhile, the Egyptian Network for Human Rights documented multiple requests for help from the families of detainees in Al-Baadiya prison in Damanhour, after the continuous escalation of violations by the prison administration, including the beatings on them.

The network stated that it had received repeated calls from the families of a number of prisoners in Damanhour General Prison, regarding the violations committed against their children, which are carried out on the orders of detective officer Essam Abdel Aziz, with the help of Secretary Reda Al-Jazzar, and another secretary known as “The Human.”

The network referred to what one of the messages described as what is happening against the detainees, where food is forbidden and only a meal consisting of two spoons of rice, two spoons of eggplant and two spoons of lentils is allowed, in addition to the hardship in the arrival of money transfers to the detainees, and in the event of a complaint, he is attacked.

Another message said, “Our children will die in an atmosphere of starvation and torture, for God’s sake, protect them, and there have been numerous complaints about the practices that take place against prisoners.”

The Egyptian Network calls on the Public Prosecutor to send a fact-finding committee to reveal the violations attributed to the Damanhour prison administration against prisoners, which include beating them and sending those who object to the insults and unjustified beatings to the ward and disciplinary cells.

6 human rights organizations are calling for the speedy release of “Yahya Hilweh” after his health condition deteriorated inside his prison

Six human rights organizations also demanded the speedy release of political activist “Yahya Hilweh” after he spent two years in pretrial detention without being released, or responding to repeated requests to provide him with appropriate health care and to allow him to perform the necessary tests and x-rays on the heart or enter the medicines provided by his family.

The organizations stated in a joint statement that “Yahya” suffers from a congenital heart defect that needs follow-up and treatment, and his detention for all this time caused his condition to deteriorate sharply. Detention in Abu Zaabal Prison, after examining him, the prison doctor recommended that he be transferred to the hospital and take the necessary x-rays, which has not happened since his imprisonment.

The organizations statement added that despite the response of the National Council for Human Rights and its visit to it, as well as the recommendation of a committee from the Prisons Authority to do the necessary x-rays, the prison administration insists on ignoring requests and recommendations and even preventing the entry of medicines since the last visit on July 10, 2022.

She emphasized that what aggravated Yahya’s suffering was his presence in a cell that lacked the minimum human limits of the cell’s health requirements; He lives in an overcrowded cell with no fan in the summer or blankets in the winter.

The coup security forces had arrested “Yahya Hilweh” from his home in Suez Governorate on September 17, 2020, and he was forcibly disappeared for 11 days, during which he was beaten and tortured by electric shocks, according to what he said on behalf of later.

Then he appeared before the Supreme Coup Security Prosecution on September 28 and was imprisoned in connection with Case No. 880 of 2020. On April 4, 2021, the Criminal Court issued a decision to release him and he was transferred to the police station in preparation for his release, but he was subjected to enforced disappearance again for a month until he appeared before the Public Prosecution The Supreme Coup again on May 6, when he was investigated in connection with a new case No. 65 of 2021 with the same political accusations of joining a banned group and spreading false news.

The organizations concluded the joint statement, including the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, the Foundation for Freedom of Thought and Expression, the El Nadeem Center for Combating Violence and Torture, the Committee for Justice, and the Egyptian Front for Human Rights by calling for his speedy release and the provision of urgent health care required for him until then, expressing their concern The adult Yahya Hilweh condition deteriorated, threatening his life.

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