The Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) announced on Wednesday that it sent a legal notice to Khaled Badawy, Secretary General of the National Council for Assisting Families of Those Killed or Injured during the Revolution (NCAF). The notice demands that he implements the Administrative Court ruling to allocate the necessary funds for Mo’awad Adel to be treated in London.
Mo’awad Adel, a pharmacy student, was shot while helping injured protesters at a field hospital during the Mohamed Mahmoud clashes in November 2011.
Adel has been in a coma since then and his condition requires treatment abroad. Adel’s family delegated the ECESR to file a lawsuit against President Mohamed Morsi, Prime Minister Hesham Qandil, the Health Minister, and the Secretary General of the NCAF.
Early in April the Administrative Court ruled in favour of Adel, binding the state to pay for his treatment and travel arrangements to London.
Suzanne Gamal, Badawy’s secretary, said that the council has approved Adel’s travel. “Now it’s up to his family to complete the papers needed for his travel,” Gamal said.
According to the legal notice, Adel’s mother Nagat Salah warned the Secretary General that she will file a lawsuit to remove him from his post and imprison him if he does not implement the verdict within eight days, as stated in Article 123 of the criminal law.
“He could go to prison for hindering the implementation of a court verdict,” Salah said.
She added that she was concerned about her son’s medical condition, and worried that if his travel was delayed any further his condition could deteriorate.
Adel is currently in a coma and quadriplegic after being shot twice in the head. He is being treated at Qasr Al-Eini hospital.