Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Thu621 2018

Last update18:10 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Arab Revolutions > EGYPT
Human Rights Groups Hold Gov’t Responsible for Death of Nubian Activist Gamal Sorour
Human Rights Groups Hold Gov’t Responsible for Death of Nubian Activist Gamal Sorour
Sunday, November 5,2017 22:47
IkhwanWeb

 The first detainee taking part in the hunger strike by so called “al-Dfouf detainees” in Aswan died Saturday evening. Activist Gamal Sorour died inside al-Shallal prison camp in Aswan after suffering of diabetes complications.



“Al-Dfouf detainees”  began an open-ended hunger strike last weekend to protest their continued detention without legal grounds as violations against political detainees in Aswan escalated. 


Human rights’ lawyer Gamal Eid, head of the Arab Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), held the police officers who conducted the mock investigations responsible for Sorour’s death. 


“These fake investigations were the basis for the court’s ruling to renew the detention of Nubian prisoners, those of al-Dfouf (Tambourines)”


Eid emphasised that he and the detainees’ lawyers had travelled to Aswan to be present with the 25 Noubian prisoners of opinion at al-Shallal security camp last Monday. 


He added that stark inconsistencies were prevalent, that the incident was impossible to believe, and that it contained much lying and fabrications that were proven in the opening statements. He said it was clear that they would inevitably be freed as the only true crime that occurred was their continued detention. Nonetheless, a surprise ruling was issued whereby their detention was extended 15 more days!


Mr. Eid said, “Those responsible for the death of Gamal Sorour, and of other innocents who die in jail while being wrongfully incarcerated, are the investigating officers who fabricated evidence, the Public Prosecution, the judge who issued the ruling, and the tyrannical political regime headed by al-Sisi.”


Gamal Sorour was arrested along with 24 other Nubians after the State accused them of taking part in al-Dfouf Nubian march in September of 2017 in which a number of Nubians peacefully demonstrated holding Tambourines to demand return of Nubians to the land confiscated from their ancestors in the 1960s to make way for the lake behind the High Dam on the Nile. 
tags: Coup / Military Coup / Military Junta / Human Rights / Aswan / Detainees
Posted in EGYPT  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
Opposition Figures Call for Release of Political Detainees whose Pre-trial Remand Ended
Egypt Pro-Democracy National Alliance Calls "Enough Disasters" Protest Week
Detained Journalist's Family Plea to UN as Junta Renews Detention Beyond Pre-Trial Maximum
Natrun Political Prisoners Start Hunger-Strike Protesting Ill-Treatment
Human Rights Reports: Enforced Disappearance, Arrests of Women in October Escalates to Reach 46
Human Rights Groups, Public Figures Demand Immediate Release of Political Prisoner Somaya
Muslim Brotherhood Spokeswoman: Villainous Coup Junta Arrest, Detain Egyptian Women
Egypt Women Rights Group Condemns Arrest of Girls; Demand Release of Female Detainees
Human Rights Report Documents 35 Incidents Of Mass Torture in 12 Egyptian Prisons
Enforced Disappearance of 4 Port Said Citizens Continues Despite All Efforts to Find Whereabouts
World Day Against Death Penalty: Politicians, Jurists Call for Moratorium on Executions in Egypt
Rights Group: Detention Conditions of Egyptian Women, Girls in Sisi's Dark Dungeons Worsen
Human Rights Report Documents 35 Incidents Of Mass Torture in 12 Egyptian Prisons
Aqrab Prison Strike Escalates: Political Prisoners Protest Medical Neglect, Visit Ban
Under Military Junta Rule: 56 Extrajudicial Killings, 74 Execution Sentences in 3 Months in Egypt
Rights Group: Security Forces in Egypt's Zagazig University Arrest 84 Students
General Sisi Persecutes Detained Human Rights Defenders Amid Calls for their Release
Ibrahim Mounir: Muslim Brotherhood Determined to End Coup
Support Campaign for Women Held as Political Prisoners in Egypt's Qanater Prison
Egyptian Parliament Abroad Urges UN to Pressure Coup Regime, Junta to Stop Violations