A senior leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Essam el-Erian has died. El Erian died at a jail sanatorium in Cairo on Thursday after suffering a heart attack.
The sixty six 12 months ancient had served as deputy leader of the Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, and was swept up in a crackdown on the movement’s management after it used to be forced from energy in 2013.
He had been detained in Cairo’s Tora jail along with other senior Brotherhood figures, and had been tried and sentenced in multiple cases linked to the turmoil that followed Egypt’s 2011 uprising.
In June 2019 the Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi, who was elected president in 2012 and deposed the following year died after collapsing throughout a courtroom look at the Tora prison complex.
Egyptian authorities have denied mistreating prisoners or neglecting their health.