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Egypt releases two socialists

Issue No. 1938

Two Egyptian socialist activists arrested on 28 January at the Cairo International Book Fair have been released on bail, campaigners in Cairo told Socialist Worker.

The two women, Marwa Farouq and Bahu Abdallah Bakhsh, were charged with distributing anti-government leaflets. Ibrahim Sahari, a journalist arrested with them, began a hunger strike in jail on Monday in protest at his continued detention.

Over 70 people demonstrated outside the public prosecutors’ office last Monday, calling on the authorities to charge them with the same “crimes” as their arrested colleagues. Campaigners say that they have also received support from around the world, including a statement from the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre.

Continue to call for the release of Ibrahim Sahari. Send messages to The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt, 26 South Street, London W1Y 6DD. Fax 020 7491 1542

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Sat 12 Feb 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1938
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