Health of MB Detainee Abul Fattouh Afifi Seriously Deteriorating
Abul Fattouh Afifi, (80 years) a Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leader detained in Torah farm prison, suffered from a dangerous clot in the brain on Tuesday at dawn and was moved to the French hospital at Al-Qasr Al-Aini. The emergency physician decided the have a CAT scan for the patient but the officer, Hani, refused because he wants to break his fasting at home and he insisted that this old detainee be sent back to his prison at Torah farm without undergoing the required CAT scan. He didn”t care about the health of this aged patient whose health is deteriorating according to medical reports submitted by the prison doctor who confirms that he suffers from a dangerous Coronary Artery Disease, a myocardial depression, an arteriosclerosis, continuously rising blood pressure, and a Peripheral vascular disease and an older clot in the coronary artery.
Afifi, detained along with two Egyptian members of parliament months ago, was accused then of attempting to topple the regime in Egypt, although he is more than 80 years old.
Abul Fattouh Afifi suffers from a dangerous Coronary Artery Disease, a myocardial depression, an arteriosclerosis, continuously rising blood pressure, and a Peripheral vascular disease and an older clot in the coronary artery.
His son, Ayman Afifi, said in a phone call that he submitted to the security authorities demand for releasing his father Aboul-Fotouh under a health pardon but the demand was rejected. Ayman added that they submitted other requests calling for a release for health reasons for his father and that he can live under a house arrest or in a health care in hospital under police guard, but these demands have been rejected too.
The prison doctor supervising Aboul-Fotouh has submitted his report to prison officials about his health condition demanding him be immediately released as he suffers from the senile chronic diseases. Nevertheless they did not pay any attention to the report which is suppored also by the prosecutor who investigated with Aboul-Fotouh. The demand of Afifi”s lawyers to see or photocopy report was refused.
Abul Fattouh Afifi was born Quasna, Monoufia Governate, and he grew up in a religious family and joined the Muslim Brotherhood at the age of 17.
He was detained on April, 29th, 2007, and received three releases but the State Security Service in Monofiya headed by Major General Abd Al-Hamid Khairat insist ed on prolonging his detention along with four others, giving no respect to this aged man who spent his life serving his homeland as he took part in 1948 war in Palestine then the war of the Suez Canal in Egypt. He also ran for the parliamentary elections in 1987. add to this his charity works offered to all people as he heads the board of directors of Mouassa Medical and Charity Association in the Menofiya.
A question to Interior Minister on deteriorating health of aged detainee Afifi
MPs, Ali Ismail, Yusri Tueilab and Eng. Ashraf Badruddin- all are members of the MB parliamentary bloc- sent a message to the Interior Minister asking him to immediately take measures to prevent a disaster carried out by the state security in Menofiya topped by State Security Police chief, Major General, Abd Al-Hamid Khairat. This is due to the fact that the judiciary acquitted many detainees but the Menofiya branch detained them again, including for example the releases on bails of five detainees by the Higher State Security Prosecution and they paid the bails but they were detained for two days in the State Security Police branch in Menofiya till another arrest warrant was issued. The detainees are: Abul Fattouh Afifi Shousha, former member of parliament (more than 80 years old), Eng. Fathi Shehabuddin, Dr. Ashour Al-Halawani, Eng. Mahmoud Abdullah, Ashour Ghanem, and that they were sent back to Tora farm prison in spite of the deteriorating health condition of some of the detainees, topped by Abul Fattouh Afifi Shoushae. There is also a medical report about the health of engineer Mahmoud Abdullah showing that he suffers from malignant tumors.
The MPs held the State Security Service in Menofiya and security officials fully responsible for such unacceptable violations, demanding the minister to personally intervene to stop such exercises.