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Release of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah gives hope for other detainees, say lawyers

CAIRO: An investigations judge released Sunday prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah pending investigation into involvement in the Oct. 9 Maspero violence. The decision, hailed by rights activists and politicians, follows an earlier order by the State Security Emergency Court to release 76 defendants pending investigations into their involvement in the storming of the Israeli Embassy …

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Maspero detainees released except activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah

CAIRO: A Cairo court released on Thursday 27 detainees involved in the Maspero violence case, pending investigations, barring prominent activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah. The court had accepted an appeal to revoke last Tuesday’s decision by the prosecution to extend their detention for 15 days. Lawyers said since Abdel-Fattah had already filed appeals which were all rejected, …

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Appeals Court rejects request to release activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah

CAIRO: The Appeals Court rejected Monday a request to release activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah, remanded in custody since Oct. 30 pending investigations into the Maspero clashes. The activist’s lawyers lodged the request after his detention was renewed for 15 more days last week. Abdel-Fattah’s case, along that of 36 other detainees, was referred from military prosecution …

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Rights group calls for release of activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah

CAIRO: Human Rights Watch has called on Egypt to release a prominent activist and blogger detained by military prosecutors. In a statement Tuesday, the New York-based group called the detention of Alaa Abdel-Fattah "a blatant effort to target one of the most vocal critics of the military." Military prosecutors detained Abdel-Fattah on Oct. 30 after …

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March to support detained activist; mother on hunger strike

CAIRO: Hundreds marched Monday from downtown Cairo to support activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, detained for 15 days pending investigation by the military prosecution. His supporters plan another solidarity March Wednesday that will end in front of Tora prison, where he is currently detained. Abdel Fattah faces charges of inciting violence during the Maspero clashes between …

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Rights organizations, Amnesty condemn detention of prominent activist

CAIRO: Seventeen human rights organizations and Amnesty International condemned on Monday a decision by military prosecution to detain activist Alaa Abdel Fattah for 15 days pending investigation on charges of inciting violence during the Oct. 9 clashes between protesters and army forces. "We consider the detention decision a personal revenge from one of the most …

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Military detains activist for 15 days pending investigations, releases another

CAIRO: Egypt’s Military Prosecutor decided Sunday to detain activist Alaa Abdel Fattah for 15 days pending investigations on charges of inciting violence during the Oct. 9 Maspero clashes. Activist Bahaa Saber was released in the same case. Abdel Fattah and Saber both refused to be questioned by the military prosecution, since they believe that the …

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