Authorities are slowly killing Mohamed Soltan, son of prominent Muslim Brotherhood leader Salah Soltan, claimed family spokesperson Sara Mohamed Tuesday, after Soltan slipped into a coma and suffered memory loss.
“Mohamed died, and then came back to life again in front of my eyes,” a nurse told Sara Mohamed on Monday, when the family found out about the deterioration of his health.
Mohamed claims that Soltan’s blood glucose level was 30 and he passed out after convulsing. When his prison cell inmates cried out that he had died, he was provided with medical aid. He entered a coma for 20 minutes and woke up with memory loss. An hour later he was sent to Qasr Al-Eini hospital, and by then his blood glucose level had reached 23.
When Soltan returned to prison, he requested his father’s company, which he was denied, and was left alone in the Intensive Care Unit. Salah Soltan, who was arrested in September 2013, is being held in the same prison as his son.
Soltan has been on hunger strike for 317 days of his 472 days in prison. Police forces arrested Mohamed Soltan and two of his friends when seeking the arrest of Soltan’s father.
Mohamed and Salah Soltan are part of a group of 52 defendants charged with “forming an operations room to direct the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group to defy the government during the Rabaa [Al-Adaweya] sit-in dispersal and to spread chaos in the country”, according to a statement released by the Prosecutor General’s office on 3 February.
“We do not know why they are doing this to [Mohamed]… He is not part [of what he was charged with],” Sara Mohamed said.
Soltan was transferred to the intensive care unit three times and has had two strokes during his detention. Soltan is suffering from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease which can cause strokes and damage vital organs.