Seif El-Islam died in coma after a cardiac arrest he got following an open heart surgery in Cairo.
Originally a leftist , Seif El-Islam defended the rights of people in Egypt since late 1980s regardless of their ideological beliefs. Since the 1980s Ahmed Seif El-Islam defended the rights of political detainees whether liberals or Islamists or socialists or Nasserites. He was from the few that kept their humanity and refused to turn in to a monster in a world full of monsters.
A victim of torture during his detention in time of Mubarak , Seif El-Islam who headed Hisham Mubarak center for some time was vocal against torture against humans as well sick police practices during the Mubarak era as well after the revolution.
|By Carlos Latuff|
In a sad irony the last client for Mr. Seif El-Islam was his son Alaa Abdel Fattah who is currently in jail serving 15 years for unauthorized protesting. Ahmed Seif El-Islam’s youngest daughter Sanaa is always in jail pending a trial for unauthorized protesting as well.