Deliberate medical negligence in Egyptian prison, especially as a systematic policy against political detainees, continues to claim their lives, and the lasts victim is the detainee, Mohamed Zaki who died in Gamasa Prison.
Zaki was sick with the heart, and he was taken to Belqas Hospital, then he was returned again to prison, where he died.
He was arrested in August 2021 and sentenced to 15 years in prison in the 345 Ismailia Military felonies case.
Six detainees have died in various prisons and detention centers last August. The number of detainees who died this year has reached 30, in addition to hundreds of deaths of detainees who have been arbitrarily detained since the July 3, 2013 events.
The number of deaths in Egyptian prisons and detention centers is on the rise, and the Egyptian authorities prevent the Red Cross Committee from inspecting prison conditions, thus making prisons completely out of oversight, except for the Public Prosecution, which does not primarily investigate crimes of torture, and is a partner in covering for the criminals of the authority.
It is noteworthy that the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states that “prisoners deprived of their liberty should be treated with humanity, with respect for the inherent dignity of the human personality.”