Al-Masry Al-Youm's No. 3968 issue of April 26, 2015 published on page 10 an interview that Amr al-Leithy conducted with Mrs. Jehan Sadat, widow of late president Anwar Sadat, in which she said the death of Field Marshal Abdel Hakim Amer was murder, and not suicide.
The family of the deceased would like to make it clear through your esteemed newspaper that the death of the Field Marshal is no longer a subjective matter, as investigations have proven with certainty that he was killed with premeditation, though fabricated stories were written by Nasser's writers to suggest it was suicide.
It may be useful in this regard to refer briefly to the following points as proven by investigation number 14703 of the Prosecutor General’s Technical Office in 2010:
1: The Field Marshal's family submitted to the Prosecutor General the original copy signed by four forensic doctors and headed by Dr. Abdel Ghani Bushra, who wrote the report of the suicide in 1967, in which there are contradictions that reveal to any researcher that it was murder and not suicide.
Dr. Bushra had given the report to the late Hassan Amer, the Field Marshal's brother, to refer to it whenever political conditions allow for the truth.
2: In 1975, five years after President Gamal Abdel Nasser died, the Field Marshal's brother filed for a re-investigation. The Attorney General assigned experts from the National Research Center to examine the file. Based on the result of the examination, the Attorney General wrote, “I confirm with confidence that it was a complete and premeditated crime.”
It should be noted that Amr al-Leithy conducted an interview with the National Research Center's expert who wrote the report, in which he confirmed in video and audio that Field Marshal Abdel Hakim Amer was killed intentionally and explained all the evidence and circumstances that prove it. The interview was broadcast on the satellite channel Al-Mehwar November 3, 2012.
3: In 2010, Dr. Khadiga Abdel Fattah, head of the Forensic Medicine Research Center at Ain Shams University, examined the incident file again and concluded that it was murder.
4: In 2011, the Prosecutor General assigned a committee headed by the Chairman of the Forensic Medicine Department to examine the file, to which were attached documents provided by several people. In its report, the committee completely ruled out the possibility of suicide.
5: I have listed in brief facts the clues, evidence and testimonies that prove the crime was committed. It is also obvious that President Nasser knew of the murder, for I refer here to the testimony of the Armed Forces doctor who was summoned to write a suicide report. He refused to write it when he discovered that it was premeditated murder.
Because he was standing close to the corpse, he heard what was being said and was subsequently deported. His fate could have been like that of the Field Marshal had he not been a relative of a then senior army officer.
6: Kindly publish my clarifications so as to silence the tongues that still wag about suicide.
Emad Eddin Fasih
Lawyer for the family of Field Marshal Amer
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm