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Detention renewed for three prominent Egyptian rights lawyers in islands cases

Prosecutors are questioning the three activists on various charges including inciting to violate the Protest Law by calling for demonstrations against a recent Saudi-Egyptian agreement to redraw maritime borders

Ahram Online , Wednesday 18 May 2016
Haitham Mohamadein
Labour rights lawyer Haitham Mohamadeen (Photo: Haitham Mohamadeen Facebook)
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Egypt's prosecution ordered a 15-day renewal of the detention of rights lawyers Malek Adly, Haitham Mohamadein, Sayed El-Banna and political activist Zizo Abdo pending further investigations.

Labour lawyer Mohamadein and activist Abdo are being questioned on charges of belonging to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, attempting to overthrow the regime and calling for protests against the redrawing of the country's maritime borders in a recent Egyptian-Saudi agreement, the Freedom for the Brave activist group said on its Facebook page.

The next court session is set for 1 June.

In a separate case, rights lawyers Adly and El-Banna face accusations of inciting to violate the protest law, attempting to destabilise the country and plotting to overthrow the regime.

Mohamadein and El-Banna were arrested from their homes on 22 April, while Abdo and Adly were arrested in Cairo's Maadi district on 6 May.

Dozens of activists were arrested on 22 April ahead of protests planned for 25 April, Sinai Liberation Day, against an Egyptian-Saudi deal to acknowledge Saudi Arabian sovereignty over the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir.  

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Askar Kazeboon
19-05-2016 12:47am
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Release him
Haitham Mohamadein is a great man. No state terrorist can hope to equal his like.
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Sam Enslow
18-05-2016 05:36pm
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Catch 22
Catch 22: You can get out if the Army if you are crazy. If you want to get out of the Army, you are not crazy. -- I have heard of no law against 'inciting' (organizing) a protest. The crime is having one without notifying the proper authorities. How can anyone ask permission to hold a demonstration without organizing it firs? The trials here become something out of Kafta.
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