29 January, 2009

Families of jailed Mahalla demonstrators hold protest

Families of the 22 convicted in the Mahalla-trial held a protest in front of the prosecutor's office yesterday, el-Badeel reports, demanding a decision on the pleas for pardon of their family members, who were sentenced between 3-5 years in prison by a state security court over the demonstrations and riots on Mahalla on 6 and 7 April last year.

Pic above: Relatives protest in the lobby of the Tanta court during the trial, 11 October 2008.

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