Egypt Watch

The regime acknowledges the deteriorating health of Aisha Al-Shater

The Egyptian authorities have acknowledged that Aisha, the daughter of the Muslim Brotherhood’s deputy guide, Khairat Al-Shater, was placed in the prison hospital for treatment.

This came according to a statement by the Ministry of the Interior, after repeated media reports warning of a deteriorating health condition of Aisha Al-Shater. She has been detained since November 2018.

The statement said that Aisha was deposited in the prison hospital, pending one of the cases, and had a history of illness before her imprisonment, as a treatment plan had been developed for her since the date of her admission through the treating doctors.

The Ministry of Interior denied the validity of what it considered allegations of the deterioration of Al-Shater’s daughter’s health and the prevention of food, drink, and medicine from entering her. International organizations, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, in separate reports, have warned of the deterioration of Aisha al-Shater’s health in her detention facility in Cairo.

Aisha Al-Shater, 40, was arrested by the authorities about two years ago, accompanied by at least 18 other people, including her human rights husband, Muhammad Abu Hurairah, before she appeared before the prosecutor at the time on charges of belonging to a terrorist group. The authorities usually deny the validity of human rights statements about prisoners’ poor conditions and affirm their commitment to observing human rights in accordance with the law and the constitution for all inmates.