University profs to protest for judges/detainees on Sunday

University professors -- presumably the same ones that have been campaigning for State Security to move off-campus and greater academic freedom -- will be holding a demo in front of the High Court in Downtown Cairo at noon on Sunday to call for the release of recent detainees.

Correction: Have received a message saying that the professors are actually heading a delegation to meet with the Prosecutor General. I suppose there is still a good chance they won't be able to meet him and that it will turn into a demo.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,