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April 6 Movement demands release of activist

April 6 member, Ali El-Halaby, was arrested a week ago for graffiti work which highlights old regime members resurfacing in the political arena

Ahram Online, Tuesday 25 Oct 2011
Ali El Halbi
Ali El-Halaby (Photo from Facebook)

The April 6 Youth Movement will begin a protest today in front of the C28 military court to demand the release of activist Ali El-Halaby.

El-Halaby, a member of the movement, was arrested on 19 October and transferred to military prosecution. He has since been detained for seven days pending investigation. Today’s protest will mark the end of the seven days.

El-Halaby is accused of drawing political graffiti on the walls of the Wafaa and Amal NGO in Nasr City. The graffiti identified members of the old regime who have been re-establishing themselves in Egyptian politics: a trend many revolutionaries have protested, especially after the dissolution of the ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s ruling party, the NDP. He is also accused of vandalising public property and entering a military zone.

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