The Egyptian dentist Ahmed Abu Al-Saud Amr, 59, died in the Wadi El-Natrun notorious prison under mysterious circumstances.
Dr. Ahmed was serving a 15-year prison sentence following his arrest on September 19, 2013 over “Kerdasa prison incident”
On the other hand, human rights sources affirmed that the family of the student at Al-Azhar University, Hamza Ahmed Sayed Mohamed Al-Srouji, was informed yesterday of his death more than three years after his enforced disappearance.
The sources confirmed that Hamza was killed six months after his enforced disappearance on February 22, 2019.
Hamza’s death has brought the total number of those died in Egyptian prisons since the 2013 military coup to 923, seven of them in 2022. Causes of deaths included torture, suicide, poor detention conditions, medical negligence.
On April 1, 2022, the political prisoner Abdel Mohsen Fouad died after being a victim of deliberate medical negligence in Abu Zaabal Prison where he was held in pretrial detention since August 2021
Since becoming a president in 2014, Sisi has fiercely suppressed dissent.
An estimated 60,000 people have been arrested under his rule, many of them critics, writers, journalists, human rights defenders and peaceful protesters. Thousands have been jailed without trial under Egypt’s abusive pretrial detention system.
Sisi has repeatedly justified the crackdown on his critics as part of the fight against terrorism.