“We didn’t know that this day will be our last day to visit my husband at the Republican Guard Club.” Dr. Esam’s wife.
Dr. Essam was transferred to the Scorpion wing maximum-security wing of the Tora prison. Dr. Essam and other aids who disappeared on July 3rd, 2013 have not been interrogated or officially accused of anything.
At noon, Dr. Essam was “handed to” security services agents (الأمن الوطني) who were dressed in civilian clothing and were waiting for them at the entrance of the Republican Guard Club.
According to a letter from Dr. Essam dated September 18, 2013, Dr. Essam was originally detained at the Communications Building at the Republican Guards Club in Masr Al-Gaeda.
Al-Aqrab places prisoners in solitary confinement, and is used for political prisoners.