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Egyptian activist Mahinour El-Masry arrested again

The award-winning human rights lawyer, who attended Monday’s court session, has been detained by the police

Ahram Online , Monday 11 May 2015
Mahienour El-Massry, revolutionary activist (Photo: Courtesy of Free Mahienour Facebook page)
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An Alexandria court ordered the arrest of activist and human rights lawyer Mahinour El-Masry on Monday, during the appeal to a court case in which El-Masry and nine others were sentenced to two years in prison last February.

El-Masry, who attended Monday’s court session, was detained by the police pending trial.

The court has set 31 May as the date for a verdict in the appeal.

In the case, the defendants were accused of storming the Al-Raml police station in Alexandria and attacking its officers as well as torching Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in March 2013.

This is not the first case in which El-Masry has received a prison sentence.

The human rights lawyer and revolutionary socialist activist was released from jail in September 2014, after having served four months of a six-month sentence in a different case for charges of "illegal protesting" during the Khaled Said murder retrial in December 2013.

During her four months in jail, before the sentence was suspended, El-Masry was awarded the 2014 Ludovic Trarieux Award for her contributions to the defence of human rights.

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Smart Justice
11-05-2015 11:08pm
What Justice should know
The Egyptian Government surely works day and night on behalf of the Egyptian people to rebuild the country. Thousands of Gov officials, their aids, and their advisors/consultants work tirelessly to rebuild the economy, education, and national security. Then a low-level “high-class” judge comes and fox it up with a stupid anti-human right case to set Egypt’s credibility and international standing back years! A new Minister of Justice needs to be smart and savvy to understand the political ramification of the job, not just trying to keep blue-collars out and belly dancer in!
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