- November 13, 2014
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University Professor Ghandour Dies In Junta Jail After 6-Hour Severe Bleeding
Dr. Tarek Ghandour, Professor of Dermatology and Venereal Disease at the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, died Wednesday after suffering a severe hemorrhage for 6 hours, inside the junta’s notorious Tora Prison.
Ghandour was in junta prisons since 18 December 2013. He was sentenced to 5 years for opposing the military coup.
His health deterioratedsignificantly in recent times, after he was infected with Hepatitis C, with inhuman medical negligence inside coup prisons.
Ghandour was one of the doctors who helped in the field hospital in Tahrir Square, during the January 25 (2011) Revolution that ousted Mubarak. He oversaw more than 100 Master and Doctorate degrees and many scientific researches. He has numerous publications in the fields of skin disease and infertility.
For his part, Ahmed Rami, a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood, said Dr. Tarek Ghandour is the 88th martyr killed in detention as a result of poor health and deliberate negligence by prison administrations.
On his Facebook page, Rami pointed that: "The first prisoner who died in junta jails was Dr. Safwat Khalil, a cancer patient whose treatment was stopped following his arrest. A court issued a ruling to release him on medical grounds, but the junta’s public prosecutor challenged that. Shortly afterwards, Dr. Khalil died in prison. Then, on the same day of his death, a court issued a decision refusing the prosecution’s challenge.
"The coup’s Public Prosecution Service is responsible for the death of those prisoners… The prosecution refuses to release terminally-ill liver or cancer patients."