Prisoner dies at jail due to ‘malpractice’

CAIRO:A prisoner, allegedly charged with belonging the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis militant group, died Thursday morning in al-Akrab (Scorpion) Prison due to “malpractices,” although the Egyptian government said he died in a hospital due to kidney failure.

An anonymous official told Anadolu Agency that the prison administration rejected a request from the 47-year-old prison, called Mohamed al-Saeed to receive medical care outside the prison.

However, a Ministry of Interior spokesperson told Youm7 that the inmate has been transported to al-Manyal hospital to receive his treatment and died there.

Saeed, who is a father of seven children, is co-defendant in a case charging 200 with membership Ansar Bayat al-Maqdis, and committing acts of terrorism.

On Aug. 9, Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya leader Essam Derbala died in Al-Akrab prison Sunday amid allegations he died due to medical malpractice. While, another inmate, belongs to the Muslim brotherhood, died on May 25 in jail due to suspected medical malpractice.


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