Prisoners of conscience in Egyptian prisons continue to die due to the lack of medical care, and being held in inhuman detention conditions.
The latest victim is the detainee Sameh Shawki Sabra, 44, from the Menoufia Governorate.
Sabra died on Friday, in Burj Al Arab prison, after suffering from long and deliberate medical negligence to his liver disease.
Prisoners of conscience suffer from medical negligence in Egyptian detention facilities, which lack international standards for places of detention suitable for humans, in addition to the overcrowding in cells, malnutrition, lack of hygiene and ventilation.
Since President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi assumed power in the country, the Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on dissidents and critics, arresting and detaining thousands in very poor detention conditions. Many of those detainees have been convicted and sentenced in unfair trials, or held without trial for years on baseless terrorism charges.