News

Court Upholds Two-Year Imprisonment Sentence for Egyptian Surgeon Ahmed Saied

Court Upholds Two-Year Imprisonment Sentence for Egyptian Surgeon Ahmed Saied

12584039_10156570343625691_2142245198_n

A Cairo court upheld on Wednesday the two-year imprisonment sentence for vascular surgeon Ahmed Saied over charges of blocking roads and disrupting public order.

Arrested in November 2015 during a vacation to Egypt from his work in Frankfurt, Saied had taken part in a silent demonstration in remembrance of the death of 40 protestors. Four years earlier, the surgeon had treated wounded protesters in a field hospital during deadly clashes between the military and protesters in Mohamed Mahmoud Street.

Saied was tortured in detention, according to his sister Lamia Saied.

In the maximum security Aqrab (Scorpion) Prison where he is put in solitary confinement, Saied’s health is reportedly severely deteriorating, with authorities refusing to let in heavy clothing and medications.

The surgeon’s case was raised in the German parliament, while president of the World Medical Association Sir Michael Marmot denounced the imprisonment and torture, calling on the Minister of Justice Ahmed AlZend to immediately release Saied.

Dutch Airline Reverses Decision Barring Crew Members From Staying Overnight in Egypt
Israel's Prime Minister Accuses UN Secretary General of 'Encouraging Terror'

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egypt Pours €360 Million into Renewing Alexandria’s Tram Network

Egyptian StreetsMay 25, 2017

Egypt Bans 21 News Websites, Including Mada Masr, on Claims of ‘Supporting Terrorism’

Engy AdhamMay 24, 2017

Rights Lawyer Khaled Ali Released on Bail Pending Trial

Engy AdhamMay 24, 2017

Rights Lawyer and Former Presidential Candidate Khaled Ali Held Overnight Pending Investigations

Egyptian StreetsMay 23, 2017

Egyptian Authorities Demolish Ras Sudr Kiteloop Camp, Other Attractions For ‘Violating State Property’

Egyptian StreetsMay 23, 2017

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Manchester Arena Attack

Egyptian StreetsMay 23, 2017

19 Killed in ‘Explosions’ at Ariana Grande Concert in UK

Egyptian StreetsMay 23, 2017

Canadian Minister to Contribute to the Egyptian Educational System

Egyptian StreetsMay 22, 2017
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.