In a concerning continuation of fatalities within its detention facilities, Egypt has witnessed the death of Mohamed El-Sherbiny Ali El-Sayed, a 58-year-old lawyer, in Badr Prison Hospital. His death, resulting from medical negligence, underscores the ongoing issues of rights violations and poor conditions in Egyptian prisons.
El-Sherbiny, initially detained two years ago in Badr Prison and later transferred to the 10th of Ramadan Prison, was battling multiple health issues, including cancer. His condition worsened after a herniated disc required an atomic scan, leading to his transfer to Badr Prison Hospital, where he ultimately died.
Throughout his incarceration, El-Sherbiny suffered from medical negligence. The prison authorities also barred his family from providing him with necessary medications during visits.
A resident of Sherbin Center in Dakahlia Governorate and based in Cairo, El-Sherbiny was a practicing lawyer, a husband, and a father to two daughters.
His death marks the third in 2024 in Egyptian prisons and detention centers, attributable to medical neglect and poor conditions.
Egyptian prisons and detention facilities are currently facing a crisis, with a lack of adequate medical and healthcare services. This has resulted in hundreds of detainee deaths under harsh and inadequate conditions.