June 20th, 201822221Today Gehad and Dr. Essam were brought to the courthouse. Scorpion prison has been closed for 3 months without visits. We remained for 3 months not knowing if they were alive or dead until today.
3 months of starvation. They were breaking their fast during Ramadan with a piece of cheese or some beans. The prison cafeteria and...
June 7th, 201814176After Gehad was transferred to the Leiman hospital last month for two laparoscopic surgery on the knees, on Thursday (May 10th), General Mohammed al-Ansari ordered the guards to forcibly remove him from the wheelchair and throw him into a deportation vehicle and send him back to the Scorpion Prison. The guards brought him back to his...
Gehad El-haddad addressed the court in his trial today:
"I have been held in pretrial detention for this case for nearly 5 years. Before my detention, I was in great health and had no disease. Now I’m suffering from recurrent episodes of fainting and sudden seizures. I also have knee cartridge and ligament tears which have...Case Updates
Today we learnt the following:
On Thursday, May 10, when Gehad was scheduled for a court hearing the head of the prison insisted that Gehad doesn’t use a wheelchair and go alone to the deportation car because Gehad is “faking” it
The prison doctor at the Leiman hospital confirmed Gehad’s current health situation. The...Case Updates
Gehad's blood sugar level is 38 as we now know .. which poses a real danger to his life, especially that the liver enzymes are high!
Gehad started his hunger strike 7 days ago, after they confiscated all of his medicines, clothes and belongings and returned to him to the “graveyard” (Scorpion) after a report by Amnesty...Case Updates
On May 7, 2018, Amnesty International published Crushing Humanity: The Abuse of Solitary Confinement in Egypt's Prisons. The document exposes human rights abuses that Essam and Gehad have suffered at the hands of Egyptian prison authorities. It makes specific reference to:
the use of solitary confinement as a method of torture;
Today Gehad's wife visited him in prison. The visit was strange by all standards: (Those who do not know the visit in Al-Aqrab prison are in two separate rooms with a soundproofed glass booth, as in the the conversation is through the telephone to record the call.)
The presence of informants in these narrow rooms has only one...Case Updates
"I was just informed that my son, Gehad, was severely beaten yesterday in the prison of Al-Aqrab. He was beaten in his solitary cell .. and his condition is very severe. He was beaten on the head so hard that he lost the ability to move and there is a possibility of an internal bleeding !! Gehad submitted a request to be transferred to...Case Updates