- DemocracyHuman RightsMB NewsPrisoners of Conscience
- November 9, 2009
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Extended detentions for Abdul Monem Abul Fotouh and 3 others, 15 days.
late Saturday evening Egypt’s State Security issued the continued and extended detentions a further 15 days for the Muslim Brotherhood members involved in the renowned case of Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh and his companions. Aboul Fotouh, Secretary General of the Arab Doctors Union and a member of the Brotherhood’s Executive Bureau was arrested earlier this year and charged with a host of fabricated accusations in an attempt to deter the Brotherhood’s movements and activities.
30 members of the movement were arrested along with Aboul Fotouh who was merged in a concocted case with allegations of money laundering and financing terrorist factions.
Abdel Moneim Abdul Maksoud, the groups’ defense lawyer, has asserted that "the notable efforts by Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh and members of the movement with regards to relief work, in particular to the Palestinians, has been met with resentment by the ruling regime. Their ignorant behavior with regards to crackdowns on the highly ranked leaders fails to serve the government as their deplorable measures and violations of freedom of rights are observed worldwide."
It is expected that a verdict will be announced in the coming days of the renowned case for the remaining groups’ members despite numerous release orders which have been defied.
Detainees receiving extended detentions include prominent and distinguished members among the brotherhood’s ranks namely:
Dr Abdul Monem Abul Fotouh
Dr Gamal Abdul Salam
Eng. Ahmed Ali Abbass
Eng. Khaled el-Sayed Beltagy
Released detainees include:
Dr Othman Alnady
Dr Mohamed Wahdan
Dr Mosaad Qutb
Abdul Rahman Algamal