Egypt Independent

Police arrest 3 activists planning protest



An Egyptian rights organization said police arrested three activists from the April 6 opposition movement as they were distributing pamphlets calling for a protest against torture and unemployment on January 25.

Protest organizers started a Facebook group encouraging people to take to the streets on January 25–Egypt’s Police Day–against torture in prisons and detention centers.

The activists' pamphlets called for a protest in Saa’a Square in Alexandria, according to a report by Nassar Center for Human Rights.

Alexandria has witnessed three cases of torture and police violence over the last few months, the most prominent of which were those of Khaled Saeed and Salafi Sheikh Sayed Bilal.