Revolutionary activists Mahienour el-Masry and Yousef Sha’aban have been remanded in custody until 31 May, when their appeal against a two-year jail sentence will be decided. Mahienour, Yousef and seven others were sentenced to two years in prison and a 5,000 LE fine last year in a case which dates back to the period when Mohamed Morsi was in power. The activists were accused of storming Raml police station in Alexandria after they went to protest in solidarity with lawyers who were attacked by the police after attending to represent arrested clients.
The original court decision was suspended pending the outcome of the appeal, and Mahienour was freed from jail after a two-year sentence in another case for breaching Egypt’s controversial anti-protest law was reduced to six months.
What you can do:
- Send protests to the Egyptian authorities via the embassy in your country calling for the immediate release of Mahienour, Yousef and all other political prisoners. In the UK email firstname.lastname@example.org