The Administrative Court decided to set the lawsuit filed by the student at Cairo University Mahmoud Shehata demanding to allow entry of preventive medical supplies from corona virus infection (Covid-19) to the high security Minya prison, for adjudication in the session of August 15, 2020.
The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE), had filed a lawsuit before the Administrative Court on behalf of Shehata, student at Cairo University, demanding that the Ministry of Interior, represented in the Prison Authority, allow Shehata’s family to provide him with health supplies and hygiene tools such as alcohol disinfectants, masks, and gloves that contribute to the prevention of corona virus infection (Covid-19). The lawsuit also demanded that his family be informed of all information and preventive measures that the Prison Authority and the Ministry of Interior are taking to prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus infection within prisons and to enable Shehata to communicate with his family by any means, instead of the canceled weekly family visits.
Shehata is serving a 7 years imprisonment sentence on charges of assembly and show of force at Cairo University, in the case registered with No. 3235 of 2014, south of Giza.