Gamal Mubarak complains over his father’s imprisonment conditions

Gamal Mubarak, son of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, submitted a complaint to the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), a government rights watchdog, over the conditions of his father’s detention.

Mohamed Fayek, the vice president of the council, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the NCHR received the complaint from Mubarak’s lawyer Farid al-Deeb, adding that it was handwritten by Gamal Mubarak.

Gamal said in the complaint that the Tora Prison hospital is not appropriate for his father’s health condition and demanded that a delegation from the NCHR inspect the hospital to check his father’s health and daily circumstances.

Fayek told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the NCHR got the approval of the attorney general to dispatch a delegation to visit the prison’s hospital Saturday and to meet with Gamal, who is also imprisoned in Tora, to verify what was included in the complaint.

On 2 June, the Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly to 25 years in prison, the maximum possible sentence under Egyptian law, for doing nothing to stop the killing of peaceful protesters during the 25 January revolution.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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