The daughter of colleague Mahmoud Hussein, a journalist on Al-Jazeera, compared the human rights violations her father was exposed to, and the luxury that symbols of the late Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s regime enjoyed inside prisons, which was revealed by a famous musician and caused an uproar on social networking sites during the past two days.
Through her Facebook account, Zahra Mahmoud Hussein said that her father has been in pretrial detention for 4 years, and sleeps on the floor in summer and winter in solitary confinement for 22 hours a day.
Al-Zahraa compared the situation of colleague Mahmoud Hussein with the high luxury enjoyed by the symbols of Mubarak in the same prison after the revolution of 25 January 2011, adding, “Unfortunately, this is our country in dealing with thieves (thieves) of millions in exchange for innocent journalists.”
Two days ago, the statements of the Egyptian musician Hani Muhanna sparked a great controversy on social networking sites, after what he said He was in Tora prison at the end of 2014 with Alaa and Gamal, the two sons of President Hosni Mubarak, as well as with Habib Al-Adly, Mubarak’s interior minister, businessmen Ahmed Ezz and Hisham Talaat Mustafa, and a number of officers, one of whom was accused of torture.
Muhanna said that they were a group of about 16 people residing in two prison buildings that could accommodate 3,000 prisoners, and that amenities were available, as Ahmed Ezz established a gym with equipment for exercise and relaxation, as well as billiards and table tennis tables. And others.
Muhanna, who entered prison on charges of seizing public money, talked about his relationship with Alaa and Gamal, and said that they brought him a refrigerator, TV and other devices that were more than they needed, and they were organizing football matches with prison officers.
Communication sites were buzzing with commenting on these statements, and many criticized the state of luxury provided to Mubarak’s two sons and the symbols of his regime, while others compared this image to what thousands of detainees are subjected to in Egyptian prisons, especially those affiliated with the opposition.