The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Journalists, detainees’ wives demonstrate in Cairo

Dozens of wives of Islamist detainees demonstrated today in front of the Lawyers' Syndicate, Downtown Cairo, to protest their husbands continuous detention by the Interior Ministry. Some of them have been in jails without trial since the 1980s.
Detainees' wives demo (Photos by Nasser Nouri)

Meanwhile, a handful of Muslim Brothers journalists demonstrated in front of the Press Syndicate, protesting the closure of the group-affiliated paper, Afaq Arabiya, seven months ago by the government. The journalists posed as vegetable sellers, to symbolize their financial difficulties. "We are left with nothing but selling vegetables ya hokouma," they were shouting.
Afaq Arabiya Journalists' Demo

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