Egypt Watch

Amnesty International calls on Sisi to release Aisha El-Shater and Abu Huraira

On Thursday, Amnesty International called on President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to release Aisha Khairat El-Shater, daughter of the first deputy guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat El-Shater, and her husband, Muhammad Abu Huraira, who have been detained by the Egyptian authorities for years and are being tried before emergency state security courts.

The rights group appealed to the Egyptian authorities to release El-Shater, and Abu Huraira, and to enable her to obtain appropriate medical treatment outside prison, stressing that she was subjected to torture and her life was at risk due to medical negligence. El-Shater suffers from serious blood problems. According to the rights group, she has been in solitary confinement for a long time and is forbidden from necessary health care, family visits, and communication with lawyers. El-Shater is being held in solitary confinement in a cramped cell with no ventilation or toilet.

The group called on El-Sisi to release El-Shater and her husband unconditionally and drop all charges against them. It also called for giving them all opportunities to communicate with their families and lawyers and to ensure they receive the necessary health care until their release.