Egyptian activist Nazly Hussein out on bail

Ahram Online, Monday 27 Jan 2014

Hussein, 'the revolutionaries' lawyer', and over 30 others arrested during Saturday's demonstrations in Maadi and downtown accused of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood

Prominent legal activist Nazly Hussein and eight others arrested during Saturday's protests in Maadi have been freed on LE2000 bail each.

Sixteen others arrested during a march in Maadi have been referred to 15 days detention.

Nazly was detained by police on the metro as she headed from her home to join the demonstrations in Maadi, where both pro-Muslim Brotherhood and secular anti-Brotherhood and anti-army marches were taking place. Five others were arrested with her.

Hazy is known for providing legal support for those detained during the revolution, as well as running campaigns to collect bail money for those who cannot afford it.

Meanwhile, the Qasr El-Nil Prosecution released eight protesters on LE10,000 bail each after they were detained in separate protests on Saturday in downtown Cairo. A minor arrested during the protests was released without bail.

Tarek El-Awady, a lawyer with the Front to Defend Egyptian Protesters (FDEP), told Ahram Online that all of the detainees, from the Maadi and downtown protests, are accused of belonging to a terrorist group, a reference to the Brotherhood, which was labelled a terrorist organisation by interim authorities last December.

El-Awady said that the detainees are also accused of "incitement against the army and police," as well as violating a recently-passed protest law which bans all demonstrations not pre-approved by the police.

The interior ministry released a statement late on Saturday announcing that a total of 1,079 "rioters" had been arrested across Egypt that day, the third anniversary of the 25 January 2011 revolution. 

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