News

Leading Muslim Brotherhood Official Dies Serving Time in Prison

Leading Muslim Brotherhood Official Dies Serving Time in Prison

faridismail

The defunct Freedom and Justice Party, the Muslim Brotherhood’s political wing, announced late Wednesday the death of its leading figure Farid Ismail, who is serving time in prison for violence crimes.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry announced in a statement that Ismail died while receiving treatment at a Cairo hospital. The ministry said the deceased suffered from hepatic coma, adding that he was infected with the hepatitis C virus.

The FJP meanwhile said in a statement published on its official Facebook page Ismail died “after over a year and a half of astounding resilience in solitary confinement … and after sustaining a stroke and being denied medical treatment for days.”

The deceased Brotherhood figure was sentenced to seven years in prison last July for rioting and protesting at the city of Zagazig.

Ismail was elected to become member of parliament twice. He first became a parliamentarian in 2005, under the rule of former president Hosni Mubarak, then again in 2011, as part of a parliament that barely lasted six months before being dissolved after a court deemed it unconstitutional.

Born in the governorate of Sharqiya in 1957, Ismail graduated from Zagazig University’s faculty of pharmacy, where he later became a professor.

The parliamentarian was arrested in September 2013, following the military ouster of Muslim Brotherhood member and politician Mohamed Mursi in July the same year, which was prompted by mass protests against his rule.

Ismail was referred to trial and was still facing a slew of charges including inciting violence, vandalising state property, belonging to a “terrorist” group, blocking roads, and possessing unlicensed weapons.

Egypt Hosts Conference to Protect Cultural Heritage, Confront Looting
Eight Civilians and Soldiers Killed in North Sinai Explosion

Subscribe to our newsletter


News
@AswatMasriya_En

Aswat Masriya is a Thomson Reuters Foundation-sponsored website that covers Egypt's transition to democracy. en.aswatmasriya.com

More in News

Egyptian Man Stabbed to Death for Defending Woman From Harassment

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 23, 2019

Rami Malek Scores First Oscar Nomination

Mirna AbdulaalJanuary 23, 2019

Giza Governorate to Demolish Illegal Buildings in Nazlet El-Semman Near Giza Pyramids

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 22, 2019

Vacating Cairo: 50,000 Public Sector Employees to be Transferred to Egypt’s New Capital City by 2020

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 22, 2019

Egyptian Lawyer Files Lawsuit Against TV Presenter Over Gay Man Interview

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 21, 2019

Maadi Residents Angered by the Tree Massacre

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 20, 2019

In Photos: Massive Sandstorm Turns Cairo Orange

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 19, 2019

Mercedes-Benz Assembly Plant to “Improve Egypt’s Investment Climate”

Egyptian StreetsJanuary 19, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.