Today Ola and Hosam were transferred to the Egyptian State Security Prosecutor’s office for the 4th detention renewal. Both of them were renewed for an additional 15 days without due process.
After 57 days of solitary confinement, the legal team who was present at the renewal hearing has expressed serious concern about their well being. Ola continues to lose significant weight and both of them are suffering psychologically from 24 hour solitary confinement without any interaction or communication with others, no exposure to sunlight, extremely unhygienic cell conditions, limited access to the bathroom, denied access to adequate food and water, and denied medical care. Their most basic human rights have been violated.
“I just don’t understand why my mother is being denied clean drinking water and why she is in solitary confinement. They are not even allowing us to visit her. She is 55 years old and I’m afraid for her life,” says Aayah Khalaf, Ola and Hosam’s eldest daughter who resides in the United States.
Ola and Hosam are innocent and their detention is politically motivated. We call for the international community to denounce the continued arbitrary detainment.
We call for Egyptian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Ola and Hosam and reunite them with their children.