The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Lawyer released after 14 years in detention!

Lawyer Mansour Ahmad Mansour has been finally released from prison after he spent 14 years in detention, Al-Masri Al-Youm reported today.

The lawyer was initially detained by State Security police on suspicion of involvement in the assassination of secular intellectual Farag Fouda. A court had cleared Mansour of the charges but, as with the case of thousands of other detainees, the interior ministry kept him in custody for 14 years using the powers decreed by Egypt's notorious emergency law.

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