DETENTION REVIEW PANEL
Welcome to the website of the Detention Review Panel for Egyptian President Dr Mohamed Morsi who was imprisoned in Egypt following a military coup which saw his removal from office in 2013.
The Detention Review Panel is a panel of UK MPs and senior lawyers that have been mandated to review the detention and treatment of Dr Morsi.
The cross party panel includes former Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Mr Crispin Blunt MP, former Solicitor General, former Minister of State for Justice Lord Edward Faulks QC and Commons Health Select Committee member Dr Paul Williams MP.
Dr. Mohamed Morsi in court in Egypt
The Panel was commissioned by family members of Dr Morsi following serious concerns they had about his treatment. It is reported that Dr Morsi has been in effective incommunicado detention and solitary confinement since his removal as Egypt’s first democratically elected President in 2013.
Dr Morsi's family have detailed their concerns about his seriously deteriorating health and lack of appropriate medical treatment. They list a series of medical issues faced by Dr Morsi including diabetes, high blood pressure and loss of vision in his left eye as a result from a lack of treatment.
Since his detention, Dr Morsi has been subject to a number of legal proceedings, which have led to him being convicted and sentenced to death only to have the sentences overturned by Appeal Judges. Dr. Morsi is currently subject to prosecution for matters, which could again result in the death penalty being imposed. Dr Morsi and his family strongly deny that he has committed any criminal acts and accuse the Egyptian authorities of unfair trial processes.
Dr Morsi has not been allowed to communicate with his family and legal team and that he has been kept in solitary confinement in inappropriate accommodation which has had an affect on his health.
“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails.” Nelson Mandela