After two months of complete hunger strike in protest against the poor detention conditions, the political detainee Alaa Mohamed Abdel Ghani Al-Salami, 47, from Alexandria, died in Badr 3 prison.
Security forces arrested Al-Salami in Alexandria in September 2014, and subjected him to torture before transferring him to the high-security Scorpion prison.
On April 30, 2019, Al-Salami was sentenced to life imprisonment in case 610 of 2014, known in the media as the “tower bombing cell.”
Al-Salami was transferred to Badr 3 prison several months ago, and he went on an open hunger strike in protest against the ongoing violations against him by the prison administration which deprived him of receiving visits and exercising, in addition to the poor detention conditions in prison.
Al-Salmi is the second victim to die in the new Badr 3 prison, since June 2022.
Since the beginning of the year, 35 victims have lost their lives in various Egyptian jails and detention centres.