Last Update 15:0
Activist sit-in against protest law outside presidential palace
Members of April 6 movement and other political groups have gathered outside the presidential palace to protest court's rejection of prominent activist's appeal and controversial demonstrations law
Ahram Online, Monday 7 Apr 2014
Share/Bookmark
Views: 714
Presidential palace
Relatives and friends of detained raise pictures of those arrested for breaking protest law outside presidential palace on Monday, 7 April (Photo: Facebook)

Activists from April 6 and a number of political groups have started an open ended sit-in in front of the presidential palace in reaction to Monday's court verdict which upheld the three-year jail sentence and LE50,000 fine of prominent activists Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel, and Ahmed Douma. 

Shaimaa Hamdy, head of the communications office of Way of the Revolution Front, told Ahram Arabic website that activists are preparing for an open-ended sit-in until the verdict is reversed and the protest law, which the activists have been jailed for violating, is cancelled. 

Aside from April 6 activists protesting in front of the presidential palace, Douma's wife, Nourhan Hefzy, is also present along with activists Sanaa Seif, Mona Seif, Hossam Moenes, Laila Swaif, Salma Saed and Rasha Azab, according to Ahram Arabic.

April 6 spokesman Khaled El-Masry told Al-Ahram's Arabic news website that his group refuses Monday's verdict, which he accused of being "politicised".

The three activists have been detained since December after they were arrested for violating a contentious protest law which bans all demonstrations not pre-approved by authorities.





Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 4000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
3



Allen
08-04-2014 07:23am
161-
13+
Since the protests were not peaceful.
There are now laws to protect the nation. These ladies can sit on the sidewalk till he'll freezes over.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
2



Amr
08-04-2014 12:01am
16-
24+
Fascism floundering
The mindless conformism of the fascist terrorist extends to their voting bots. Bread, freedom, and social justice will defeat them in the coming years.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
1



Amr
07-04-2014 08:18pm
74-
111+
Supporters of freedom
Fascist terrorists will want to attack these guys but may not get the chance. April 6's integrity really riles up Mubarak supporting terrorists.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment

© 2010 Ahram Online. Advertising