Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Thu93 2020

Last update18:06 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Issues > Human Rights
Sit-in For Releasing Blogger Before Prosecutor General Office
Sit-in For Releasing Blogger Before Prosecutor General Office
A group of internet activists and bloggers organized a sit-in before the main office of the prosecutor general downtown Cairo on Saturday September 20, 2008
Saturday, September 20,2008 09:53
by Mustafa Radwan IkhwanWeb

A group of internet activists and bloggers organized a sit-in before the main office of the prosecutor general downtown Cairo on Saturday September 20, 2008 calling for the immediate release of internet blogger and Muslim Brotherhood activist Mohamed Refaat.

According to the call posted on Facebook social networking website, they call for his swift release in order not to miss his academic year.

Ministry of Interior has issued an arrest warrant against Refaat on August 24, 2008 after abducting him at state security apparatus premises of Lazoghly for almost a week. He was kept in custody although the prosecution has ordered him released on August 17, 2008.

Refaat was arrested on July 21, 2008 when a state security officer went to detain him and took some of Refaat’s stuff. Refaat surrendered himself afterwards but they kept him in custody for three days before referring to the prosecution.

Refaat was charged with joining the Brotherhood and calling for a strike during July 23rd anniversary. Such a case indicates the oppression the regime practices against the activists to muzzle their freedoms, rights groups said.

Refaat is an internet blogger and founder of Matabbaat internet blog. Rights organizations including ANHRI and Hisham Mubarak Law Center condemned his arrest and said that Refaat, a student at the faculty of Information, has committed no crime or include any of the security allegations in his blog and that the government should have apologized for his imprisonment rather than issuing arrest warrants under the notorious emergency law.

Rights organizations said “charges filed against Refaat indicate that the state security apparatus is no longer controlled by the ministry of interior.”


Posted in Human Rights , MB Blogs  
Related Articles
Brotherhood Blogs: Windows To Revelation, Criticism And Organizational Rise
To Cover Honor Killings in Eygpt, Must Blog Anonymously
In One Session, Without Defense or Lawyers The Sentence of the Moroccan Blogger, Mohamed Elrraji...
Join the Revolution! An interview with Antony Loewenstein on The Blogging Revolution
Egypt bloggers take on U.S. elections
The Prosecution of the First Moroccan Blogger
April 6 Youth Protests to Have a Blogger Released
Family of MB Blogger Demands His Release
Police Assaults A Woman In A Rally Against Blogger Detention
Petition For Prosecutor General To Release Blogger Refaat
The Blogging Revolution lands
The State Security Arrest a Blogger under the State of Emergency Law
Egyptian blogger Mohamed Refaat is released
MP Al-Husseini: Gov’t Still Detains Al-Monayar, MB Blogger
Egypt’s bloggers and labor activists make common cause
New Arrest Warrant against MB Blogger Al-Monayer
EGYPT: Blogger, interpreter tortured by SSI
Port Said Police Arrests the Blogger Tamer Mabrouk
SSP Renews Detention of MB Blogger, Disregards Court Decision
MB MP: Blogging is an Outlet for Egypt’s Disaffected Youth
Egyptian Bloggers Condemn "Egyptian Stances" Campaign
Mapping the blogosphere
Doctors Blog against Medical Carelessness
The Other Arab Bloggers
Arab Bloggers Keep Watch Over Government – And Each Other
Anti—NDP bloggers call the MB to deal differently with the regime
Egypt: Torture for Bloggers and Activists
Unfair Sentence Against blogger Tariq Biasi
Blogging the strike: activists remain behind bars
al Jazerra focus on bloggers and Egypt
al Jazerra focus on bloggers and Egypt
Brotherhood blogger prevented from leaving the country
Muslim Brotherhood Blogger Abdel Monem Mahmoud Banned from Traveling to Morocco
Bloggers Call for Coordination Among Opposition for May 4 Strike
Blogger Mamdouh Al-Moniyar Referred to Forensic Medicine After Torture
Bloggers call for "Public Tribunal" for 40 Egyptian Officials
Bloggers Call for Dropping Egypt ’s Ruling NDP in Municipal Elections
Brotherhood Bloggers: A New Generation Voices Dissent
Open Letter to Saudi King to Release the Saudi Blogger”Ahmed Al-Farhan”
Blogging in the Arab World