Tanta’s MB Shura Candidate, 15 in Al-Qalyubia Detained

Egyptian authorities detained on Monday evening Al Desouki Kolaib, the Muslim Brotherhood Shura election candidate for Tanta constituency and two of his supporters, engineer Adel Al Anani and sheikh Magdi Heikal. This took place while the MB candidate was carrying out, with a 10-member group including the MB substitute candidate Ayman Al Shafie and former Mohamed Al Arbawi, an election tour in the constituency .

The police force, accompanied by a huge number of plain clothes police elements, made a security cordon around the MB campaigners. After a brief talk between the MB candidate and the police commissioner, the latter ordered officers to arrest the MB candidate who was taken by force in the police car, and dispersed other campaigners.

In Al-Qalyubia

The security forces in Al Khankah detained on Monday evening June, 4, 2007, 15 supporters of lawyer Ahmed Khattab, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate for Al Khankah and Shibin El Kanatar constituency in Al-Qalyubia, after the force dispersed an election march in so;idarity for the candidate in the village of Arab Al Aliqat.

The security forces were led by Mohamed Makki, commissioner of Al Khankah police station, and major general Mostafa Salem- the force chief, and 3 big police trucks full of central security soldiers. The residents clashed with the security forces, preventing them from detaining all marchers.

The following are some of the detainees who were kidnapped during this march:

1-Habashi Ahmed Habashi (from Arab Gohaina)

2-Ismail Al Shrbini (from Arab Gohaina)

3-Hossamuddin Mohamed Salama, (from Arab Gohaina)

4-Hassan Hussein Mostafa Feleifal (from Arab Gohaina),

5-Emad Ahmed Ali Youssef, (From Arab Al Aliqat)

6-Anwar Said Khalifa, (From Arab Al Aliqat)

7-Sherif Mohamed Mousa (From Arab Al Aliqat)

8-Alaa Hussein Shehata, (From Arab Al Aliqat)

9-Muhammad Mahfouz (From Arab Al Aliqat),

10-Amr Ahmed Alyan ( from Arab Al Soualha) .

In a related context, the Higher Election Committee held an investigation into 6 appeals presented by the security services against MB candidates:

Abdul Mohsen Qamhawi ( for constituency of Talkha, Dakahlia )

Gaber Mansour ( constituency of Ahnasia, Bani Suwayf )

Dr. Al Ghobashi Al-Atawi and Ashraf Al Sayyed ( constituency of El Borolos, Al Hamul, Riyadh, Bella and Baltym in Kafr Al-Sheikh ), and the substitute candidate in the same constituency, Ibrahim Metwalli

Hosni Omar (Bandar, Damanhur and Mahmoudiya in El-Beheira).

The election committee members held expanded investigations with the candidates and faced them with the appeal’s charges of: joining an outlawed group and carrying out unconstitutional campaigning. The MB candidates rejected these groundless accusations, and criticized the security intervention in the election process, the harassments exercised against them in various means of campaigning in addition to hunting their supporters and intimidating voters and using bullies in favour of the ruling National Party,. The committee decided to postpone issuing decisions on these appeals till next Wednesday to announce the final decision towards these appeals. The same is expected with other candidates.

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