"Adly al-Qazzaz was released in the early morning of 25 June after eight months in detention. He had suffered two heart attacks in detention and needed heart surgery.
The Public Prosecution had ordered Adly al-Qazzaz’s release on “compassionate grounds”, according to an official statement published in the Egyptian press. He is currently in al-Nile Badrawy Hospital in Cairo for a coronary bypass operation.
Adly al-Qazzaz’s release was not believed to be conditional and he did not have to post bail. It is unclear if the Prosecution will continue with its investigation into his case. His family have thanked Amnesty International’s members and supporters for their actions on his behalf.
Armed security forces arrested Adly al-Qazzaz at his home in Cairo in the early morning of 24 October 2013. He is the father of Khaled al-Qazzaz, an aide to deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi who has been detained since 3 July 2013. Amnesty International believes that it is likely that Adly al-Qazzaz was targeted because of his son."