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Egypt: Prominent Activist And His Lawyer Detained: Alaa Abdel Fattah and Mohamed el-Baqer

, Index number: MDE 12/1141/2019

On 29 September 2019, National Security officers arrested prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah from his probation cell in Dokki police station in Cairo. Later that day human rights lawyer Mohamed el-Baqer, was arrested at the State Security Prosecution while attending the investigation session of Alaa Abdel Fattah. On 1 October 2019, Alaa Abdel Fattah and Mohamed el-Baqer appeared in Tora Maximum Security prison 2 for the first time after their arrest.