Two Egyptian detainees died in prisons over the 48 past hours as a result of the systematic police of heath negligence.
Haitham Abdelrahman Mohamed Essawi, 25, died on Monday, after spending six years in prison, during which he was subjected to enforced disappearance, torture and reimprisonement several times, while Hani Samir, from Al-Basateen, Cairo, died three days ago in his prison cell.
The causes of Essawi and Samir’s deaths were not known, but most of the deaths in Egyptian prisons and detention centers are due to medical negligence and poor conditions of detention.
In July, 2023, 4 detainees have died in different prisons across Egypt, including Mahmoud Tawfiq, who died on July 7 in his prison cell, a week after he was arbitrarily arrested, and severely beaten in prison, and citizen Ali Amer who died in Burj Al-Arab Prison, due to medical negligence, on the very next day July 8, 2023. Since the beginning of this year has risen to 19.
Egyptian prisons and detention centers are witnessing a steady rise in the number of deaths, while the Egyptian authorities refuse to allow the Red Cross Committee to inspect prison conditions. perpetrators therein.
It should be noted that the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states that “prisoners deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity, and with respect for the inherent dignity of the human personality.”