Human rights organizations: The son of former Egyptian parliamentarian Saad Amara died in mysterious circumstances inside his prison

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Suhaib is one of four detained brothers, and their father, Saad Amara, the former MP for Damietta Governorate. Today, Wednesday, three Egyptian human rights organizations announced the detainee’s death, Suhaib Saad Emara, inside his prison cell in the New Valley Prison under mysterious circumstances.

The Egyptian Network for Human Rights said that the family of Suhaib, the Muslim Brotherhood leader’s son and former parliamentarian, Dr Saad Emara, was notified of receiving the body and burying it.

Suhaib was arrested on August 17, 2013, from inside Al-Fateh Mosque in the Ramses district of central Cairo. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and five years probation. His sentence expired a few days ago without being released. For its part, the “Haqhom” human rights organization said that Suhaib died inside his prison cell under “mysterious circumstances” and was buried on Wednesday morning after he was preparing to leave prison after the end of his sentence. The organization explained that Suhaib is one of four detained brothers, and their father, Saad Amara, the former MP for Damietta Governorate.

Their Right asked the Ministry of Interior and the Prisons Service to announce the full facts about the causes and circumstances of death. The Shehab Center for Human Rights also called on the Public Prosecutor to investigate the incident immediately.

The death of Suhaib inside Egyptian prisons was not the only case during August, as the “Haqqham” organization announced on the 17th of this month the death of detainee Mahmoud Abdel Rahim inside his prison in Damietta Governorate after suffering from the disease.

The organization added that the medical condition of Abdul Rahim, 50 years old, worsened after the death of his daughter and wife in a car accident while they were going to visit him weeks before his death. It indicated that the detainee’s family had submitted a request for a health pardon for him after he lost the ability to move following the tragic death, but the authorities refused. The proposal is claimed to be in stable condition.

While human rights activists and opponents say that the Egyptian security authorities are detaining thousands of political opponents in a number of their prisons and police headquarters and that a number of them died as a result of “torture and medical negligence,” the authorities deny in official statements that they have any political detainees, stressing that the prisoners are accused or have been sentenced in prison criminal cases.