May 18, 2018
Police forces arrested labor lawyer and member of the Revolutionary Socialistsmovement Haytham Mohamadeen late Thursday night, the latest in a recent string of activist arrests.
According to lawyer Mohamed Abdel Aziz, national security and police personnel stormed Mohamadeen’s house before arresting him.
Mohamadeen, a vocal activist who has been active in labor causes since the early 2000s, was among a group of activists arrested in April 2016 following calls to protest the maritime border agreement through which Egypt ceded sovereignty of the Red Sea islands Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia. He was imprisoned until October over charges of inciting protests. He was released pending investigations.
On Wednesday, the prosecution renewed the detention of satirist Shady Abou Zeid for 15 days over charges of joining an outlawed group and spreading false news. Abou Zeid, who posts satirical videos on social media, including footage of interviews with citizens on the street, was also arrested from his home.
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