Ousted Egyptian president Morsi faces premature death in Egyptian prison

MENA

Published: 2018-03-30 12:41

Last Updated: 2018-03-30 12:41


Picture of ousted president Mohamed Mursi
Picture of ousted president Mohamed Mursi
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Ahmed Morsi, son of the ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, said that his father’s health is greatly deteriorating due to his imprisonment in the high-security Tora Prison in Egypt.

Tora Prison, aka Scorpion Prison, is infamous for holding political detainees and criminals. A panel of British MPs and lawyers said that Morsi has been kept in solitary confinement for about three years and under very harsh conditions.

Ahmed called for the help of anyone who might be concerned about his sick father, while holding the Egyptian authorities responsible for his parent's dire health condition, specifically current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

“We ask the honourable people of the Arab and the Islamic world to help my father claim his right to proper healthcare,” he said.

Ahmed's comments come one day after the British Detention Review Panel released a report saying that "the consequence of this inadequate care is likely to be a rapid deterioration of his long-term conditions, which is likely to lead to premature death."

Morsi served as the fifth President of Egypt from 30 June 2012 to 3 July 2013, before being removed from office and getting arrested in July 2013.