20 May 2012

Egypt: Khaled Ali Starts Hunger Strike for Abassiya Detainees

Labor lawyer and presidential candidate Khaled Ali announced his participation in a 24-hour hunger strike in solidarity with Abassiya detainees.

Ali posted on his Twitter account, "I, Khaled Ali, declare a 24-hour hunger strike, on May 20, in solidarity with protesters, detained in Abassiya clashes, currently on a hunger strike".

Abassiya detainees decided to wage a hunger strike on Sunday, May 20, until their demands are met, Dostour reported. These demands are: their immediate release without conditions, an end to military trials and to be tried by civilian courts.

The military police and central security forces detained tens of protesters in recent clashes by the Defense Ministry.

Copyright © 2012 Aswat Masriya. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.