Egypt: Court releases activists Haitham Mohamedain, Hamdy Qeshta

October 10, 2016

Labour rights lawyer and Revolutionary Socialists (RevSoc) member, Haitham Mohamedein  (Photo from Revolutionary Socialists (RevSoc) Facebook Page)

Giza Criminal Court ordered on Sunday that labour rights lawyer Hitham Mohamedain and activist Hamdy Qeshta be released under probation after spending five months in detention.

Mohamedain was arrested on 21 April during nationwide security raids that took place prior to the 25 April demonstrations, while Qeshta was arrested during a protest in Boulaq El-Dakrour.

Both activists were accused of unlicensed protesting, spreading false news, and belonging to an outlawed group.

The protests on 25 April were against the maritime demarcation deal signed between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which would have seen the sovereignty of the Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir transferred to the kingdom.

Haitham Mohamedain walks free after court orders his release


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