Prosecution detains 3 arrested outside Alexandria court after Mahienour al-Massry, Moatasem Medhat verdict

Three people arrested outside the Alexandria courthouse on Saturday were remanded in detention for four days pending investigations by the Mansheya prosecution on Sunday, according to lawyer Hamdy Khalaf.

The detainees were among dozens who waited outside the courthouse to meet rights lawyer Mahienour al-Massry and activist Moatasem Medhat as they were being led outside the courthouse after receiving a two-year sentences on protest-related charges. The three men were arrested when police forces attempted to disperse the crowd.

Mohamed al-Hadidi, Mostafa Tawfik and Haitham Abdel Qader, face charges of protesting without a license, illegal assembly, thuggery, assault of a public employee and disruption of traffic.

They were brought to the Mansheya Police Station on Saturday night and interrogated by National Security Agency personnel, and were subsequently transferred to the prosecution which leveled the charges against them.

An Alexandria misdemeanors court sentenced rights Massry and Medhat, who is a member of the Bread and Freedom Party member, in relation to a protest that took place on June 14 in the Alexandrian neighborhood of Miami against the ratification of the maritime border agreement in which Egypt ceded sovereignty of two Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, to Saudi Arabia.

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