Egypt: Prisoners of conscience / fear of further POCs

Egypt: Prisoners of conscience / fear of further POCs

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Index Number: MDE 12/036/1997
Date Published: 18 June 1997
Categories: Egypt, Middle East And North Africa

Hamdein Sabbahi, journalist; Mohammad 'Abdu, veterinarian; Mohammad Sulayman Fayyad, lawyer; Hamdi Haykal, lawyer: The above four people were reportedly arrested on 17 June 1997 for their non-violent opposition to a new agricultural law, known as Law 96 of 1992. Amnesty International considers them to be prisoners of conscience and is calling for their immediate and unconditional release.


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