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Leader of Muslim Brotherhood Dies in Egyptian Prison

Thursday 13 August 2020

DOHA (Al Jazeera) — A senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood has died in Cairo’s notorious Scorpion Prison at the age of 66.

Essam al-Arian was a doctor and a member of Parliament. He worked to promote democratic principles within the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Arian was also a founding member of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights.

He was arrested in 2013.


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