Mr. Ahmed Abdelhafaz, the jailed Muslim Brotherhood Spokesperson in Alexandria began a hunger strike in protest of the inhumane treatment and the constant physical and psychological abuse he and other Brotherhood prisoners are suffering at the hands of the prison administration at Borg Al Arab prison at one of the suburbs of Alexandria. Since they were rounded up by State Security Intelligence (SSI) during the time of last election, the prisoners have not been charged with any crimes, have not given the right to an attorney and are deprived of their basic human needs.
Some of them are not in possession of their IDs because they were not given time to gather their personal belongings when they were arrested. Prisoners as many as 25 were crammed in a 14x19 feet filthy cell.
In addition, the government is withholding medical treatment from some of the chronically ill prisoners and subsequently, their conditions are gradually deteriorating.
Here is a partial list of some of those gravely ill prisoners Units in 25 at Borg Al Arab Prison
NAME ID No: MEDICAL CONDITION
1-Adel Abdel Ghani 95699 Congenital Heart Failure
2-Khaled E. Al Issawy 95800 Liver Cirrhosis, Upper GI bleed
3-Abdel Kader Al Agami 95269 Severe Peptic Ulcer with excruciating pain
4-Hamed El Zayat 95053 Diabetes and Liver Cirrhosis
5-El sayed Egeez 95862 Herniated cervical, lumbar and sacral discs
6-Essam Kasabah 95654 Generalised Herpes Zoster
7-Abdel Fatah Mohamed 95715 Esophageal Varices and Liver Cirrhosis
8-Elsayed Abou Elhamayl 95589 Osteomyelitis of Right leg
9-Tayseer Daba 95056 Severe Bronchial Asthma
10-Abdallah El sebaey Liver and kidney failure & requires dialysis
11-Mohamed Al Bendary 95858 Uncontrolled Diabetes
12-Ahmed Mira 95061 Herniated cervical Disc & Left Otitis Media
13- Mohamed Taraf 95588 Bronchial Asthma
14-Mohsen Al Atrabi 95723 Herniated Lumbar and Sacral discs
We appeal to the government officials, human rights campaigners and to the international community at large for a swift intervention in order to save the lives of these innocent citizens who have been unjustly detained despite being found not guilty by the District Attorneys who had ordered their immediate release long ago.