The former Egyptian MP, Saleh Ali, has suffered hearing loss after a stroke and vision loss after being left bleeding without receiving any medical assistance in prison.
Saleh Ali, 63, suffers from several health problems including high blood pressure, varicose veins, and muscle weakness.
He underwent a spine surgery to wear a brace. Since then, he became hardly moving. However, he was denied from the adequate medical treatment or to attend any medical examination.
Saleh Ali was arrested on February 18, 2021, and kept forcibly disappeared until April 2022. He is currently held in Qanater prison over several charges, acquitted in four of them. However, he is still subjected to investigation until today.
Inhumane detention conditions have long plagued Egypt’s prisons, adversely affecting prisoners’ right to adequate medical treatment and health care.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states that all persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity of the human person.