The detainee's wife urged human rights organizations to interfere and save her husband's life. She criticized the continued detention and pending investigation and fabricated charges leveled against him and the disregard of the administration of her husband's life and disinterest regarding the request to undergo surgery.
It is worth noting that Saeed had participated in an open ended hunger strike in June, 2014 protesting his illegal detention and refused visits from his family and lawyer. He also refused to leave his cell and his family learnt that he was assaulted both physically and verbally in prison.
Saeed is the caretaker of his family made up of himself, his wife and 9 children. He was arrested on November 4th, 2013 and is an accountant working in real estate. According to eye witnesses, he was taken to the Arish police headquarters by Special Forces in civil dress and military forces. The next day he was brought before Sinai prosecutors and charged with attacking customs and burning buildings despite not being near the premises. His detention is routinely renewed. He was arrested also on the grounds of taking photographs during the Sinai events.
Saeed's case is not the first of its kind to reach HRM in terms of medical negligence and minimum health standards inside the Egyptian prisons. Numerous deaths have been documented as a result of the carelessness. HRM urges the international community to intervene quickly and save the lives of the detainees threatened by the Egyptian authorities. These conditions are a complete violation of international conventions of prisoners' rights stipulated in article 12 and 25 which cover issues related to minimum standards of accommodation, personal hygiene, clothing and bedding, food, exercise and medical services. These rights have been systematically disregarded by the Egyptian authorities.
It is on these grounds that HRM forwarded an urgent call to the UN Special Rapporteur regarding arbitrary arrests. It calls on it to immediately interfere and address the Egyptian authorities to release Saeed on the grounds of his poor health since he also has a broken pelvis verified in a medical report by the prison's doctor.
HRM denounces the violations against the political detainees in Egypt's prisons and calls for international committees to assess the prisons conditions deeming it appropriate or not for detainees.
Further information may be found in previous statement HERE.