Egypt rights campaigner Mina Thabet to be released as court rejects prosecution’s appeal

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Monday 20 Jun 2016

Thabet will be released on bail of EGP 10,000

A TV still of Mina Thabet while he was hosted by OnTV.

A Cairo court rejected on Monday an appeal by Egypt’s prosecution on rights campaigner Mina Thabet’s release order, confirming that he will be let out of jail on EGP 10,000 bail.

The activist is being investigated, among other charges, on accusations of inciting protests against redrawing Egyptian-Saudi maritime borders, inciting violence to overthrow the regime and change the constitution, inciting attacks on police stations, joining a terrorist organisation and disturbing social peace.

Thabet, who is the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms' minorities and marginalised groups programme director, was arrested on 21 May from his home during a raid by plainclothes police, according to the NGO.

The documents found with Thabet include papers on the socialist political party Bread and Freedom, documents about minority rights relating to international law, the civil and political rights of minorities, in addition to a poster that says that the islands of Tiran and Sanafir, that lie in the Red Sea off Sinai, are Egyptian.


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