On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, the Egyptian detainee Ahmed Yassin was proclaimed dead in Gamasa prison after suffering a severe heart attack.
Yassin, a member of the Al-Dustour Party in Mansoura, was arrested by the Egyptian security forces in September 2011.
He was forcibly disappeared for several days before being brought and investigated before the prosecution and remanded in custody pending case N. 910 of 2021 State Security Restriction.
He was charged of joining a terrorist group, publishing false news, and misusing his social media accounts. Such charges are usually used by Egyptian authorities against opponents.
Since then, Yassin was imprisoned in Mansoura General Prison, before being transferred to Gamasa prison several months ago.
Earlier Monday, the 70-year-old Egyptian detainee Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed Ali Hamad was proclaimed dead after being moved to the Minya High Security Prison Hospital after serious health deterioration.
Hamad was arrested in 2015 on charges related to the so-called the Maghagha police storming case. He was later sentenced to life imprisonment.
During his detention, Hamad was subjected to medical negligence, deepening his difficult health condition as he was suffering from a liver disease.
In early July, the detainee Yasser Farouk Al-Mahlawi died in his prison cell in Mazraat Tora jail, after more than two and a half years of arbitrary (pre-trial) detention.
Arrested in August 2019, Al-Mahlawi was suffering many health problems.
Thus, three Egyptian political prisoners died in Egyptian prisons in July, bringing the total number of those died in custody since the start of the year to 17.
Egyptian authorities have maintained a policy of medical negligence, torture, and ill-treatment of political prisoners, resulting in the death of 49 people in 2021.