Activists Asmaa Ali, Ahmad Abdel Gawad and Ahmad Abdel Ghaffar, are to be released, ruled the prosecutor in Heliopolis this afternoon. Meanwhile Alaa Seif al-Islam, Nada al-Qassas, and Rasha 3azab, were given another 15 more days in prison.
The six pro-democracy detainees initially refused to leave the prisonersâ€™ trucks, charging the State Security prosecutor of complicity with State Security police, and requested to be investigated by a magistrate. The detainees later reversed their position, up on the request of their lawyers, who attended the interrogations with them.
In another development, Mohamed el-Sharqawi's lawyers andÂ seven rights organizations have issued a new statement, with more details on the Youth forÂ Change activist's recent interrogation, the release of the two detainees, and the crackdown on the hunger-strikers in Mazra3et Tora prison. Sharqawi, himself,Â also sent another letter from Tora, explaining what happened on Saturday at the prosecutor's office.