Dozens of activists detained in Egypt
`Arabawy reports that dozens of activists protesting against the latest amendments to the constitution by the Egyptian government have been detained by security forces.
CSF troops surround the Tagammu Party headquarters. (Photograph by Hossam al-Hamalawy)
The detainees–we were told by leftist activists and rights lawyers who took their cars and started chasing the Police truck that had the kidnapped activists–were taken to CSF troops camp in Darrassa (besides Al-Azhar Park). Later, the trucks took the detainees to El-Dhaher Police Station (halfway between Ramses and Ghamra), and that’s where they are now.
The lawyers have not been granted access to the detainees inside the police station, so we do not know the full number inside, but we think it’s 35. Two activists earlier were released before the trucks reached the police station. And now I’m told at least another four were released.
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