- September 6, 2006
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Egypt: 4 MB Leaderships Receive Extension of Detention.
The Supreme State Security Prosecution on Tuesday September 5, 2006, ordered to extend detention of the deputy head of Alexandrian Muslim Brotherhood division and three others. The four were detained in the run up of the elections of Alexandria Chamber of Commerce in an attempt on the part of the authorities to dwarf the success which the Muslim Brotherhood members usually achieve. Notwithstanding the amendments introduced on the Provisional Detention Law which reduced the detention period from six to four months, the Prosecution opinionated to extend their detention for another 15 days in custody. The four detainees are to submit a challenge against the Prosecution’s decision which lawyers see as illegal due to the absence of any legal reason to justify their detention.