5 April 2014

Egypt: Intransigence of Prison Management Threatens Douma's Life - Activists

Cairo — An online campaign that calls for the release of political activists has condemned the prison's refusal to let activist Ahmed Douma seek medical care, saying that this intransigence is threatening his life.

Douma's attorney had asked for a doctor to follow up on his condition to ensure it does not deteriorate while he waits for his trial, Al-Horreya Lel-Geda'an said.

Initiated by activists following the third anniversary of the January 25 uprising, the campaign added that Douma's health condition has greatly deteriorated in the past four months.

It pointed out that the detained activist is suffering from an ulcer as well as viruses and microbes that require special care.

An Egyptian court sentenced Douma and others to three years in prison and fined them EGP 50,000 each in December for protesting without permit.

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