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Egyptian activists released on bail

Issue No. 2421

Leading egyptian political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and his co-defendents Mohamed Abdel-Rahman, known as Noubi, and Wael Metwally were released on bail, following a court ruling on Monday of this week.

The activists were jailed for breaking the hated law that criminalises protests and were appealing their 15 year sentences.

The judge has also complied with the defence’s demand that he excuse himself from the case. It will now be passed on to another court. 

When they were released from the court cage, friends and family surrounded them celebrating. 

Alaa and Noubi had been part of a growing hunger strike in opposition to the protest law. 

Some 82 prisoners have currently joined the action alongside almost 250 family members and supporters outside prison.

For more information about the case go to the Egypt Solidarity Initiative website

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Tue 16 Sep 2014, 18:01 BST
Issue No. 2421
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