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Egypt Popular Current member begins hunger strike in detention

Omar El-Kady was one of hundreds of people arrested on 25 January

Ahram Online, Monday 10 Mar 2014
Amr Al-Kady
Amr Al-Kady (1st from left in striped sweater) next to Slain activist Mohamed El-Gendy (in Grey) posing for a picture with Hamdeen Sabbahi (Photo: Amr Al-Kady Facebook )
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A detained member of the Nasserist Popular Current has announced that he will begin a hunger strike after his detention was renewed this week for a further 15 days.

Omar El-Kady was arrested on 25 January, the third anniversary of the 2011 revolution.

According to interior ministry figures more than 1,000 people were arrested in protests and clashes with security forces that took place the day, while at least 64 people were killed.

The vast majority of those arrested remain in detention pending investigation.

The Popular Current has said that the families of the detained group members will hold a press conference in the coming days to announce that they will also go on hunger strike in solidarity with those detained.

According to a report by Amnesty International, Egyptian security forces made a "staggering" number of arrests and ill-treated detainees, including children, on 25 January.

Interim President Adly Mansour has called on the prosecutor-general to look into the status of those detained pending investigation, university students in particular.

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Anti-Sabahi terrorism is occurring
11-03-2014 09:09pm
Stop state terrorism
Sisi cannot overcome Sabahi by practicing terrorism against Sabbahi supporters. If the Mubarak loving Sisi needs repression, he does not deserve to be president. Sisi terrorists are having trouble spinning this. Many who once supported the marshal no longer do.
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10-03-2014 04:13pm
Pro-Mubarak terrorist savages are persecuting Sabahi's Popular Current.
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10-03-2014 06:47pm
Even if they were late to speak, still need to oppose abuses
I never supported or believed in them. I opposed their repression against all strands of political thought from the beginning. Just noting that their depraved treatment of detainees and political movements has extended to the Popular Current as well. The Popular Current was regretably late to speak out but still the barbarism against them must be condemned.
10-03-2014 06:10pm
This is reward from Pro Mubarak regime for you un-conditional support to them.You thought this regime will clear islamist from you way to presidencey but you become fools in their hands.Now bear the fruits, don't cray...

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