Egypt: Front to Defend Freedoms launches campaign for Red Sea island detainees

July 23, 2016

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The Front to Defend Freedoms, which includes political parties that form the Democratic Current coalition and NGOs, launched a campaign in solidarity with political prisoners detained against the backdrop of the controversial Red Sea islands issue. The campaign is titled “Solidarity with Detainees of the Land”.

The campaign aims to shed light on the detention conditions of several young activists, who had engaged in protests calling for the annulment of the Egyptian-Saudi maritime border demarcation agreement signed on 8 April. The detention of the activists continued despite a preliminary verdict by the State Council nullifying the contract on 21 June.

Several activities are due to take place between Sunday and Thursday, the first of which will be hosted by the Egyptian Social Democratic Party (ESDP) in solidarity with prominent rights lawyer Malek Adly. Adly has reportedly suffered under inhumane conditions in prison, having been detained in solitaryconfinement for nearly two months, according to his wife and lawyers.

Human rights defenders have demanded an end to Adly’s solitary detention and the application of prison regulations in accordance with the law.

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