Islamist chief’s daughter tortured in jail

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty Worldwide alleges the daughter of a senior chief of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group has been tortured and denied medical therapy in jail.

The London-based rights group launched a press release Thursday deploring “inhumane” and “abusive” circumstances beneath which Aisha el-Shater has been detained since her arrest in November 2018. The assertion provides the 39-year-old suffers from a uncommon blood illness that requires rapid hospitalization.

Aisha is daughter of Khairat el-Shater, lengthy seen because the Brotherhood’s strongest chief. He has been jailed since 2013 after the navy overthrow of Egypt’s Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

The group says that Aisha has been subjected to extreme beating and electrical shocks whereas in detention. Amnesty Worldwide’s Najia Bounaim has additionally urged authorities to finish Aisha’s solitary confinement.

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