Defence team withdraws from lawyer Malek Adly’s questioning session in protest

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Wednesday 18 May 2016

Malek Adly
Civil Rights lawyer Malek Adly (Photo: ahram Hebdo)

The defence team for detained lawyers Malek Adly and Sayed El-Banna withdrew from their court session on Wednesday, as the head of prosecution prevented the defendants from speaking and ordered them to leave the hall, the duos lawyer Sameh Samir told Ahram Online.

Adly was arrested on 6 May and Sayed El-Banna was arrested on 22 April from his home.

Both defendants face accusations of inciting the violation of the protest law, destabilising security, trying to destabilise the country and planning to overthrow the regime, according to the 'Freedom for the Brave' campaign Facebook page.

Adly's wife Asmaa Aly said on Facebook that Malek Adly suffers from breathing difficulties and repetitive vomiting, and that he does not receive the medicine he needs for his high blood pressure.

Samir, a lawyer at the Egyptian Center for Economic Rights, confirmed that Adly's health situation is bad.

Samir added that Adly has been in solitary confinement for 13 days and that he has not been allowed to leave the prison cell which is not ventilated and does not receive light.

Adly has not been allowed to see visitors or change his clothes since being detained, and has been drinking and eating from the prison’s “contaminated water,” according to Samir.



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