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Egypt: Further Information on Fear of ill-treatment/freedom of assembly and expression

, Index number: MDE 12/017/2008

Ahmed Maher and thirteen other protestors were released without charge, from the Borg al Arab prison between 30 July and 01 August 2008. On 24 July, the public prosecutor ordered that the protestors be detained for fifteen days whilst an investigation was conducted. A court in Alexandria overturned the order on 27 July. Mohamed Taher, whose whereabouts were unknown following the protests, had not been arrested and is believed to have gone into hiding for several days.

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