August 13, 2016
Human rights lawyer Mahienour al-Massry and journalist Youssef Shabaan were both released after serving 15-month prison sentences for storming Raml Police Station in Alexandria.
A court originally sentenced them both to two years in prison, with their terms being later reduced.
Relatives of Massry and Shabaan reported their delayed release, with both being held in police trucks for hours before appearing in front of Alexandria prosecution in order to finalize their release procedures.
Shaaban’s wife Ranwa Youssef said they were transferred to National Security Agency facilities Saturday morning, where they remained for hours before they were transferred back to the police station before their release.
The case dates back to March 30, 2013, when several activists and lawyers accused officers at Raml Police Station of assaulting a lawyer representing defendants accused of burning the Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters.