The medical negligence approach of the Egyptian authorities continues to claim the lives of prisoners of conscience, who suffer from poor detention conditions.
On Thursday, November 9, the prisoner of conscience, Nasr Ibrahim Al-Ghozlani, 56, died after eight years of detention in the Scorpion Prison, known for its inhumane conditions of detention, and the high number of deaths among detainees there.
Al-Ghozlani was subjected to deliberate medical neglect, resulting in the deterioration of his health and his transfer to the hospital for brain surgery, without informing his family until his death.
Al-Ghozlani was a teacher from the Kerdasa City in Giza Governorate and was chosen by the state as the “ideal teacher” at the state level in 2012 and was serving a life sentence in the so-called “Kerdasa First Case.”
With the death of “Al-Ghazlani”, the number of victims of death inside Egyptian detention centres and prisons since the beginning of this year has risen to 44, most of whom died as a result of medical negligence along with poor detention conditions, which raised the total number of victims since July 2013 to 911 victims.
The Egyptian authorities are holding hundreds of political detainees in the high-security Scorpion Prison, where they face the risk of death as a result of deliberate medical negligence, preventing entry of medicines, as well as cancelling weekly and exceptional visits on official holidays, and completely depriving inmates of ventilation, electricity and hot water.