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Days after the publication of an influential clip in which Mahmoud Ezzat, the deputy guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, complained - during his trial - about the poor conditions of his detention inside prison, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior denied - yesterday evening, Saturday - that he was ill-treated inside his prison.

The ministry said - in a statement - that the allegations of Brotherhood leader Mahmoud Ezzat about being mistreated in his prison are not true, considering that these allegations came to dismiss the accusations against him, according to the statement.

The allegations of the Brotherhood leader / Mahmoud Ezzat about being mistreated in his prison are not true, and that the aforementioned allegations came with the aim of diverting the court’s attention from the accusations against him and the crimes he committed pic.twitter.com/f7SGDw0nMp

— Ministry of the Interior (@moiegy) December 25, 2021

Brotherhood claims

The statement of the Ministry of the Interior appeared - apparently - in response to a statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood - the day before yesterday, Friday - in which it demanded that the Egyptian authorities provide all rights to its imprisoned deputy guide.

In its statement, the Brotherhood held the Egyptian authorities responsible for the life and safety of Mahmoud Ezzat, who suffers from some chronic diseases, and the disease worsened a week before his arrest, in addition to his advanced age (77 years), adding that it holds the authorities fully responsible "for the safety of all abductees in its prisons." ".

The suffering of the deputy guide

The social networking sites in Egypt had witnessed a wide circulation of a video clip in which the deputy guide of the Muslim Brotherhood was complaining about the harsh conditions of his detention in closed solitary confinement since his arrest in August last year.

Ezzat said - in the video clip - directing his speech to the judge that he has been held in solitary confinement for 16 months, the cell is only opened for a period of seconds, in which food is given to him, and in some cases, food is thrown to him from a hole at the top of the cell door, and that he cannot move. or inhaled air.

He indicated that all the way to the court he was blindfolded, and that he did not complete a minute in reading the lawsuit petition that was handed over to him and withdrawn from him, and he does not know the procedures ordered by the court, and he did not meet with his lawyer and he does not know who attended or who was absent from them.

The Brotherhood's deputy guide tells the tragic conditions he lives in prison# Egypt pic.twitter.com/rtb4rNPFxC

- Al Jazeera Mubasher (@ajmubasher) December 23, 2021

Social media controversy

Mahmoud Ezzat's video sparked controversy on the communication sites in Egypt about the treatment he received in his prison, where a number of site pioneers expressed their sympathy with the elderly man in the face of the injustice he is subjected to.

The pioneers of the communication sites denounced the humiliating treatment of the person on whose hands thousands of Egyptian doctors who studied "microbiology", and who - as Vice President of the Islamic Medical Association - took care of treating thousands of patients in Egypt and the world.

On the other hand, some saw that the man deserves this treatment after what the Muslim Brotherhood had committed against the Egyptian people and the crimes they committed, they said.

A small video in front of the court, less than two minutes, by Dr. Mahmoud Ezzat, the acting Brotherhood guide, about what he encounters in prisons. It was enough to expose all the cheap lies promoted by the Egyptian media about the “virtues” of prisons in the “Happy Era.” What Ezzat told was a disgrace to the regime. Justice, Security and Media, in full

— Jamal Sultan (@GamalSultan1) December 24, 2021

Dr. #Mahmoud_Ezzat, the professor at the Faculty of Medicine, who spent an eternity of his youth in the prisons of Abdel Nasser, #Watch_the_special_video clip, and how he is treated in the same prisons in his old age, which is the least described as #death_wards and slow-killing cells, "and God is behind them an ocean".

pic.twitter.com/Qi5Ompa6LA

- Dr.

Muhammad Al-Sagheer (@drassagheer) December 24, 2021

The horrific situation that seemed to d.

Mahmoud Ezzat reveals the extent of the decadence of the morals of his jailers!

What injustice is worse and more degrading than leaving such a man in solitary confinement in horrific conditions, the professor who taught medicine to thousands of students and the philanthropist who, through the Islamic Medical Association, ensured the treatment of thousands of Egyptians when the state abandoned them?

pic.twitter.com/iiWVKVtoNd

— Siba Madwar Saba Madwar (@madwar_siba) December 23, 2021

Prof. Dr. / Mahmoud Ezzat ,


my teacher and I am a

student at the

Faculty of

Medicine 3


largest Professor Almaekerobaiologi Department


ask God to relieve you and connects to your heart ,


and God bless you with

patience on your patience and stability to put you

back

Oh God, I am innocent to you of what is done in the young and the old.


Oh God, you know the weakness of our strength and the lack of our resourcefulness, and we do not have a solution pic.twitter.com/dGU8TzUzec

— AHMED MOHAMED MORSY (@A3M_MORSY) December 23, 2021

Everyone knows I hate the brothers what they


did

,

but these things annoy me very humanly,


especially with the elderly, and


unfortunately there is no justification for it 😒😒 https://t.co/m30ftc1npD

— yousr hammad (@yousrhammad) December 24, 2021

The terrorist spy who killed the Egyptians wants a 5-star hotel, I swear to God, you will lose food and drink and waste court time, which is supposed to be executed along #Mahmoud_Ezzat https://t.co/i4JziTtJ7v

— Eman Shahin ☯️ ♑ 🇪🇬💖🇸🇦 (@ES4SBS) December 25, 2021

When he was in the prime of his youth, he was


inciting


murder,


detonating,


plotting to betray his country

And today, after he reached the most despicable age,


he appeared as if he had been oppressed.

Rights do not fall under the statute of limitations, criminal #Mahmoud_Ezzat https://t.co/CwpqQHh1Ns

- Abdul Latif Al Watban (@A_Alwatban) December 25, 2021

Perhaps Mahmoud Ezzat and his ilk were treated badly, but what about their heinous crimes they committed against the people?


They should thank God that they are still alive, eating, drinking, and talking.

— Citizen (@mowatin500) December 25, 2021

Mahmoud Ezzat is not an ordinary member of the Muslim Brotherhood. I mean, see El-Beltagy in Mohamed Badi’ in Katatni, in Safwat Hegazy, and others. Not 10% of Mahmoud Ezzat Mahmoud Ezzat is a professor and head of the department. com/IRqtsllaRY

— sabry shibl eldefrawy (@sabryeldefraw) December 24, 2021

Last Sunday, the Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Mahmoud Ezzat to life imprisonment (25 years) after his participation in the well-known media case of storming the eastern borders. The court also found him guilty of communicating with foreign parties.

Ezzat was previously sentenced to death in the summer of 2015 by hanging in the same case, and after his arrest in August 2020, the judiciary decided to retry him to reduce the sentence from execution to life in last Sunday's session.

Mahmoud Ezzat, born in 1944, joined the Brotherhood in 1962, was arrested in 1965 during the era of the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison and was released in 1974, then was chosen as a member of the Guidance Bureau (the highest body in the group) in 1981, according to The official historical encyclopedia of the Brotherhood "Brothers Wiki".

In contrast to his imprisonment in the sixties, the Egyptian authorities arrested him for several months in 1993 in a case related to the Brotherhood, and then returned to prison two years later, with a 5-year verdict that ended in 2000.

And the Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced in August of last year the arrest of Ezzat in one of the apartments in the Fifth Settlement area in New Cairo, knowing that he had assumed the position of acting guide of the group in August 2013, after the arrest of the guide Muhammad Badi, days after the dispersal of the Rabaa sit-in. Adawiya and the Renaissance in Greater Cairo.

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians staged a sit-in at that time, in protest against the intervention of the army, led by - then-defense minister and current president - Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to isolate the late President Mohamed Morsi of the Brotherhood, who was the first elected civilian president in Egypt after the January 2011 revolution that toppled President Hosni Mubarak after 3 decades in power.

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