The name of the Islamic activist and researcher, Dr. Hossam Abu Al-Bukhari, who has been detained since 2013, has returned to the fore after his mother died, and activists and tweeters demanded the Egyptian authorities to allow him to go out to participate in her funeral.
Yesterday, Monday, the human rights organization “We Record” announced the death of the mother of Abu Al-Bukhari, who has been detained for 8 years in the high-security Scorpion prison, the most notorious prison in Egypt. She explained that the prison authorities have been preventing him from receiving any visits for 4 years.
Abu al-Bukhari was arrested with hundreds of others at the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adawiya sit-in on August 14, 2013, after he was shot by the security forces, a sit-in in which hundreds of thousands participated to uphold the legitimacy of the elected President Mohamed Morsi after he was dismissed in a military coup led by a minister. His defense at the time (current president) Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on July 3, 2013.
Activists launched a hashtag entitled “Get out Hussam bury his mother,” in which they demanded that the authorities allow Abu al-Bukhari to bid farewell to his mother from a humanitarian perspective, away from the political dispute, but some indicated that the authorities did not respond to these appeals.
Al-Jazeera Net also learned from an informed legal and human rights source, who preferred not to be named, that Abu al-Bukhari’s mother was buried late Monday evening in the city of Tanta (north of the country).
Regarding the calls for al-Bukhari to leave for the burial of his mother, the source explained that no official request had been submitted from the ground up to the security authorities regarding this, explaining that the burial process took place in a hurry.