The Egyptian citizen Mahmoud Abdel-Gawad, 33, was tortured to death on July 25 at Nabrouh Police Station in Dakahlia Governorate in Delta Egypt.
Abdel-Gawad was detained just four days prior to his death, according to family sources, as he waited for his wife and sick daughter to transport her to the hospital.
He was severely beaten by the security personnel, who also shocked his wife in public.
The family added that the security force later took him to the police station where they attacked him for four days straight with electric shocks to various parts of his body until he passed away.
22 prisoners have passed away in Egyptian custody since the year’s beginning as a result of medical negligence policies and challenging detention conditions.
Inhumane detention conditions have long plagued Egypt’s prisons, adversely affecting prisoners’ rights 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.