Many political detainees, arbitrarily held in Egyptian prisons, suffer difficult health and detention conditions due to the deliberate medical negligence policy.
Ahmed Mahmoud Amin Al-Kafrawi, 47, suffers a life-threatening health condition after being diagnosed with cancer after it’s widespread.
Al-Kafrawi’s health situation has deeply deteriorated after he lost half his body weight and became unable to move.
However, he didn’t receive any medical treatment so far.
Al-Kafrawi was arrested on September 20, 2019, and held since then in pre-trial detention. His detention has been renewed multiple times.
Arrested in March 2020, the political prisoner Mohamed El-Sayed Abdel-Fattah was also diagnosed with leukaemia. However, he didn’t receive adequate medical treatment.
Abdel-Fattah’s detention has been renewed more than once despite his critical health situation.
Inhumane detention conditions have long plagued Egypt’s prisons, adversely affecting prisoners’ right to adequate medical treatment and health care.
Since coming to power after a military coup in 2013, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has presided over a renewed era of arbitrary arrests and crackdown on political and human rights activists.