The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

State Security arrests 4 Kefaya activists in Port Said

Four Kefaya activists have been detained by State Security Police in the northern city of Port Said last night, Kefaya's website reported. The four were picked up after they took part in a march to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the nationalization of the Suez Canal.

The detainees are: Youth for Change coordinator Mohamed Hegazi, Fathi Farid, and two other activsts whose names were not available.

UPDATE: The four activists spent the night in a police station, and were referred to a prosecutor on the following day, Kefaya's website reports. Prosecutor Khaled el-Shami interrogated them on charges of "disturbing public order," and then ordered their release.