Daily Archives: 03/07/2016

Egypt: Detention of rights lawyer Malek Adly renewed for 15 days

July 3, 2016

Malek Adly

The Shubra Al-Khaima prosecution renewed on Sunday the detention of rights lawyer Malek Adly and three others for 15 days over the charge of inciting anti-government protests among others charges.

Adly sent a letter from prison to his wife Asmaa Aly in which he said the news he receives gives him hope. The letter also expressed gratitude to everyone who is still fighting for the Red Sea islands case.

“Despite the inhumane conditions, my soul is still the same,” Adly said, adding that he is satisfied with the price he has to pay and demanding that the Egyptian territories and the Red Sea islands case continues to be defended.

Adly was arrested earlier in May and faces charges of attempting to topple the regime, amending the constitution of the state, joining an entity that works against the government, and spreading false news pertaining to the maritime demarcation deal between Egypt and Saudi Arabia over the Red Sea islands.

Lawyer Sayed El-Banna and two other detainees, Sayed Gaber and Ahmed Salem, join Malek in the same case where they face the aforementioned charges.





Egypt: Malek Adly files lawsuit to retrieve violated rights

July 2, 2016

Malek Adly (Photo by Hassan Ibrahim/DNE)

As a representative for detained rights lawyer Malek Adly, the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR) filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Minister of Interior, public prosecutor, head of Egypt’s prison authority, and an officer at El Mazraah prison in Torah for the poor conditions Adly has been placed in.

The lawsuit demanded Adly be kept in a furnished cell, be able to make phone calls and communicate with people according to his will, and to be allowed to exercise. It added that Adly is in remand pending investigations, and has been placed in solitary confinement with no lighting or airing for more than 55 days.

According to the lawsuit, Adly is being physically and psychologically tortured by the prison’s administration, and he is also denied his rights with no legal base.

Rights lawyer Mokhtar Mounir said that history will remember Adly as a lawyer who chose to confront the regime when it decided to sell its territories. He also added that the regime is no longer able to bear any opposition, even if the opposition chose a legal path.