The six detainees who will start the strike are:
3-Ahmad Abdel Gawad
4-Karim Mohamed Redda
5-Ihab Mohamed Idriss
6-Sameh Mohamed Said
Two other detainees will join the strike in 48 hours: Nael and Ahmad Maher.
Gamal Abdel Aziz Eid, the director of the Arab Human Rights Information Network who is representing the detainees, confirmed to me Sharqawi and Shaâ€™er have not been medically examined up till now. Eidâ€™s organization, together with four other rights watchdogs, have issued a statement today calling on the interior ministry to investigate the recent arrests and abuses, and accusing the State Security Prosecutorâ€™s office of â€œcomplicityâ€� in leaving those who conduct torture to go unpunished.Â Â Â
On another front, I was told the Press Syndicate refused to host the Libertiesâ€™ Committee press conference scheduled for Sunday. Instead, the press conference has been moved to the Lawyersâ€™ Syndicate, and will be held, tomorrow Sunday, at 1:30pm.