Prison authorities routinely violate Essam's medical and legal rights. He has been denied access to necessary health care and has lost 33 pounds as a result of poor prison conditions. His lawyer filed a complaint regarding his rights violations.Case Updates
Gehad is acquitted in the Rabaa' Operations Room Case after being awarded a re-trial. He is now awaiting a re-trial for the Conspiracy with Foreign Agencies Case. He is serving pre-trial detention in solitary confinement.Case Updates
Today we confirm that in fact Gehad Al-Haddad did start a hunger strike 10 days ago!
The news from the visits was that he was completely locked in his solitary cell 24 hours a day, prohibited from leaving for any reason! His lock-up has been going on since the day an article was published in his name in the NYT newspaper on Wednesday,...Case Updates
After the release of the NYT article about Gehad, Al-Aqrab prison administration has locked up Dr. Essam Al-Haddad in his solitary cell for 24 hours a day for more than a week now. They also closed the only ventilation vent his cell has.Case Updates
My son, Gehad Al-Haddad, has been placed in a punishment cell in Al-Aqrab since an article was published in his name in the New York Times.
The punishment cells are known by all the detainees as the dungeon of the prison. The cell is dark and without a toilet. No windows or openings for ventilation and they are locked up in their...Case Updates