Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Tue109 2018

Last update19:14 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Issues > Human Rights
Islamist opposition Web site editor held in Egypt
Islamist opposition Web site editor held in Egypt
The editor of an Egyptian Web site run by the opposition Muslim Brotherhood has been remanded in custody for 15 days after two recent meetings with foreign human rights activists, the Brotherhood said on Thursday. Khaled Hamza, the editor of IkhanWeb.com, the English Web site of the Islamist group, was arrested in the street in northeast Cairo on Wednesday, the Web site said.
Sunday, February 23,2003 16:41
Reuters

(Reuters <http://africa.reuters.com/top/news/usnBAN151499.html>) - The editor of an Egyptian Web site run by the opposition Muslim Brotherhood has been remanded in custody for 15 days after two recent meetings with foreign human rights activists, the Brotherhood said on Thursday.
Khaled Hamza, the editor of IkhanWeb.com, the English Web site of the Islamist group, was arrested in the street in northeast Cairo on Wednesday, the Web site said.

He had just had a meeting with Violette Daguerre, the president of the France-based Arab Commission for Human Rights, the Web site said.

Abdel Monem Mahmoud, an editor at IkhwanWeb, said Hazma had also given information about human rights in Egypt to U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan, who visited the country last week in solidarity with Brotherhood leaders facing military trial.
During his interrogation at Interior Ministry headquarters in Cairo, police officers told Hamza they would not stay silent for long about the many human rights delegations visiting Egypt in connection with the military trial, Mahmoud said, quoting Hamza in a telephone call on Wednesday.

Interior Ministry spokesmen were not available to comment.

Hamza was among more than 100 Brotherhood members detained on Wednesday across Egypt, most of them in connection with the movement"s plans to contest local elections in April.

The authorities routinely detain Muslim Brotherhood members before elections to complicate their campaigning plans.
Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mahdi Akef told a news conference on Thursday the Brotherhood campaign would continue despite the detentions, which bring to about 530 the number of members in detention, mostly without trial or charge.

But the Brotherhood headquarters will leave it to provincial leaders to decide how many candidates they run.

The Egyptian government calls the Brotherhood an outlawed group but members hold a fifth of the seats in parliament. The organisation operates openly within limits, although security forces often detain members without formal charges.


Posted in Human Rights , Prisoners of Conscience  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
Khaled Hamza arrested.. the man I knew
Ikhwanweb Condemns the Arrest of its Editor by Egyptian Police
Ikhwanweb’s Joint Chief Editor Khaled Hamza Salam Arrested from Street
13 MB University Students Arrested by the Egyptian Authorities
New Sweep of Arrests Against MBs in several governorates
Saudi Activist Still Held Without Charge a Year After His Arrest
Dozens of MBs Arrested during a Crackdown in 3 governorates
Injustice every day: An interview with Leila Khaled
University students protest arrest of colleagues in Egypt
25 student members of the Muslim Brotherhood arrested in Egypt
Reactions to Ayman Nour’s arrest
9 More Monofiya MBs Arrested
9 More Monofiya MBs Arrested
25 more Muslim brotherhood members arrested...
15 Sharqiya, 7 Dakahlia MBs Arrested
Dakahlia Secondary School Teacher Arrested
Egyptian Security Forces Arrest 15 Dakahliya MBs