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Monday, May 08, 2006

Arrested Protestors

Moved on! Check TheCairoCalls

This is just in: Arrest period was extended for the protestors detained on April 24th, for 15 more days. Mind you, this is an ad-hoc arrest, no subpoena warrant, or court orders issued. This brings the period they're spending in prison, without facing charges, to 30 days.
The word is that the treatment they're receiving is very poor. One detainee, who is diabetic, is facing great difficulty in obtaining insulin, and when he does, it is always in a belated manner.
This seems to confirm suspicions that the government will continue this illegal arrest until the infamous May 25th passes (the first anniversary of the constitutional amendment referendum, and the police brutality against protestors).

Link: Free Droubi, Blogger Alaa Status

Moved on!

3 Comments:

u meant warrant i guess? min emta....emergency law did away with all that shit.
you'd be suprised to learn though that you do not need a warrant to be arrested in many countries that have the rule of law.
bas kelab bardo.

By Blogger forsoothsayer, at May 09, 2006 12:40 AM  

as a lawyer yourself..I have a serious question...(and yes I realize how detached and utopian it is)..but how constitutional is a law (even an emergency law) that directly contradicts the constitution:
Art.41: Individual freedom is a natural right not subject to violation except in cases of flagrante delicto. No person may be arrested, inspected, detained or have his freedom restricted in any way or be prevented from free movement except by an order necessitated by investigations and the preservation of public security. This order shall be given by the competent judge or the Public Prosecution in accordance with the provisions of the law.

I mean with the judges standoff, can't the supreme court rule the law unconstitutional...(although actually implementing the court order is another matter)...but as a way of upping the pressure against the system..

By Blogger Tomanbay, at May 09, 2006 1:04 AM  

Here is a list of several Egyptian embassies worldwide that can be contacted:

http://www.embassiesabroad.com/embassies-of/Egypt.cfm

By Anonymous tommy, at May 09, 2006 11:13 PM  

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