The latest victim inside Egyptian prisons is Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sayyid Abdel Mutaleb Al-Sheikh, 56, anaesthesiologist and father of three children, from Gharbeia governorate in Egypt. He died in “Abu Zaabal 2” prison, due to poor detention conditions and medical negligence.
He was arrested in a political case three years ago, and was previously arrested five times in a row since 2013, the last of which was in September 2020, where he remained in prison until he died there.
Less than 48 hours before the death of Ibrahim Al-Sheikh, Guma Hashhash, 63, had died inside Toukh Prison after being detained for a short period, amid speculation that he was killed under torture.
In September 2023, 3 detainees died in prison, and the total number of deaths in various prisons and detention centres has reached 27 since the beginning of this year. As a result of medical negligence, poor detention conditions, torture, or poor conditions of detention.
It should be noted that the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights provides that “prisoners deprived of their liberty should be treated with humanity and respect for the inherent dignity of the human personality.”