In 2016, Omar Al-Ashry, an Egyptian detainee, was arrested and subjected to enforced disappearance by the Egyptian security service for months. Recently, he was allowed family visitations, but in a shocking state of health. Al-Ashry was in a wheelchair, unable to move or walk, and suffering from a herniated disc due to the torture he endured in custody.
According to his family, Al-Ashry was taken from the family house by the security forces, and his whereabouts were unknown for a long time. It was later revealed that he was detained in one of the notorious Egyptian prisons, known for its inhumane treatment of political prisoners.
Reports indicate that Al-Ashry was severely tortured during his confinement, leading to his current health condition. His family is calling for urgent medical attention, as his physical condition continues to deteriorate.
Political activists and human rights organizations have been calling for Al-Ashry’s release and for the Egyptian authorities to put an end to the arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearances of political prisoners in Egypt.
Despite international condemnation, the Egyptian government has been criticized for its ongoing crackdown on dissent, the silencing of critical voices, and the abuse of human rights. The case of Omar Al-Ashry serves as yet another example of the dire situation faced by those who dare to speak out against the government’s policies.