On 17 September 2013, Security and Military Forces dressed in uniform along with agents dressed in civilian clothes raided a flat rented by Dr Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim, aged 63, who worked as a researcher in Saudi Arabia. He returned to Egypt after his retirement.
Dr Ibrahim was taken to Nasser City Police Station. He was interrogated inside the police station and accused of a number of charges including escaping from Wadi Al-Natron Prison during the revolution of January 2011, inciting killing the protesters.
Dr Ibrahim suffers geriatric diseases and his health has severely deteriorated in prison. He told his family that he has been kept in a solitary confinement since his transfer to the Scorpion Prison for nearly one year.
Further, prison authorities usually prevent his family from visiting him and the last time they visited him was weeks ago.
Rights Monitor (HRM) submitted a complaint to the UN working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the Special Rapporteur on Torture calling for their urgent intervention to demand his immediate release and that all charges be dropped
since his interrogations and legal procedures were conducted in violations of
the minimum standards of a fair trial.
HRM also stresses that his detention in a solitary confinements is a kind of torture and violates all constitutions including the Egyptian constitution, the Convention Against Torture and the international law.