Egypt: Political prisoner dies in prison in Alexandria due to poor detention conditions
Translated and edited by: Committee for Justice
Geneva: 19 July 2022
The Committee for Justice on Tuesday documented the death of a political prisoner inside the Burg Al Arab prison, west of Alexandria, Egypt, as a result of inhumane conditions of detention. Detained since January, Mahmoud Othman, 64, was an agricultural engineer, and had five children. He was a resident of the al-Raml area in Alexandria.
The series of deaths continues:
Othman is the fourth political prisoner whose death has been documented by the Committee for Justice since the beginning of July. His death is yet another indication of the deterioration of living and health conditions inside Egyptian prisons and detention centers.
Documented deaths in detention centers in Egypt:
CFJ, through its platform, Justice Watch Archive, has documented 1,163 deaths inside detention centers and prisons in Egypt since 2013.
CFJ also documented 62 deaths inside detention centers and prisons in the country in 2021, through its detailed report on violations inside detention facilities in Egypt last year titled “Egyptian Prisons: Rehabilitation Centres Or Graves For Human Rights.”
In its report for the first quarter of the current year 2022, CFJ also documented five deaths inside detention centers and prisons in Egypt, through its report titled “Illusive political opening and mass executions.”