Essam el-Erian

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Dr. Essam Mohamed Hussein el-Erian (Arabic: عصام محمد حسين العريان) (28 April 1954 – 13 August 2020) was an Egyptian physician and politician. He was the vice chairman of the Freedom And Justice party.[1] Between 2011 and 2013, he was a member of the Parliament of Egypt.

After the 2013 Egyptian coup, prosecutors ordered his arrest on 10 July 2013.[2] On 14 July 2013, Egypt's new prosecutor general Hisham Barakat ordered his assets to be frozen.[3] El-Erian was arrested by the government on 30 October 2013.[4]

El-Erian died of a heart attack while in prison in Cairo on 13 August 2020, aged 66.[5]

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  1. "مرسى رئيسا لحزب الحرية والعدالة والعريان نائبا. والكتاتنى أمينا عاما". Archived from the original on 2013-05-18. Retrieved 2011-12-27.| May 11, 2011]
  2. "Prosecution orders arrest of leading Brotherhood members". Ahram Online. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  3. "Asset freeze for Islamist leaders goes into action". Egypt Independent. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  4. Kirkpatrick, David D. (2013-10-30). "Prominent Muslim Brotherhood Leader Is Seized in Egypt". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
  5. "Top Muslim Brotherhood leader dies in Cairo prison". www.aljazeera.com.