Egypt: Egypt’s Lawyers Syndicate to represent protesters detained during Tiran and Sanafir demos

April 29, 2016

Sameh Ashour

(Sameh Ashour, head of Egypt’s lawyers syndicate (Photo: Lawyers’ Syndicate website))

The Egyptian lawyers syndicate announced in a statement on Friday that it will set up defence committees to track those arrested during recent protests and to defend the accused during prosecution proceedings.

Dozens of people were arrested in the capital Cairo and other governorates over the past two weeks during demonstrations against a recent Egyptian-Saudi islands deal.

Among the detained are activists, lawyers and journalists.

The syndicate said the defence committees will include members as well as volunteer lawyers to track all detainees, not only lawyers, and provide legal assistance throughout “all phases of investigations.”


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