The Tanta prosecution has ordered an investigation of Hamdy Al-Fakharany, a lawyer and former Member of Parliament.
Al-Fakharany and his assistant are being investigated for their involvement in the clashes that erupted in Al-Gharbiya Governorate.
Al-Fakharany said: “Yes, I learned from the media…. It is a matter of settling scores.”
Al-Fakaharny had filed a lawsuit claiming that the referendum on the constitution is void because it deprived almost 70% of eligible voters from voting. Al-Fakharany had also filed a lawsuit during Mubarak’s rule in 2010, accusing the government of wasting public funds in the sale of the Shbeen Weaving Company.
Earlier this month, a man threatened Al-Fakharany outside his home and took out a bladed weapon but Al-Fakharany asked for help from surrounding people. Al-Fakharany was assaulted during a protest in objection to the constitution last November.
On Friday, the office of the governor of Al-Gharbiya was set ablaze, the city council of Al-Mahalla and several police departments were attacked. There are 22 people detained on the back of the violence. Of the detained, 11 are from the industrial city of Al-Mahalla and 13 are from Tanta.
Following the detention order of the detainees in Tanta, protesters in solidarity with them gathered outside the local administrative building.
Additional reporting by Rana Muhammad Taha