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6 April members face prosecution after spending night in security camp

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A seven-year-old boy was among the members arrested while gathering for a memorial

Ten members of the 6 April Ahmed Maher Front face prosecution after security forces arrested them during a memorial gathering in front of Boulaq Al-Dakrour Court on Monday.

Approximately 50 people gathered on Monday evening to head towards the house of a former member, the late Ahmed Al-Masry, for a memorial of the first anniversary of his death.  Security forces dressed in civilian clothes arrested a number of them, said 6 April member Zizo Abdo.

According to a Monday statement by the group, the 30 detained members were taken to Boulaq Al-Dakrour police station.

“A complaint has been filed against them without the presence of lawyers, although they were standing outside the police station and were not allowed in,” said Abdo.

At 3am, police vehicles moved the detainees to a central security camp, where they were charged with protesting without a permit, illegal gathering and blocking public roads, he said.

One of the members arrested, Imam Fouad, had just been released following his arrest during the 25 January Revolution anniversary this year. His seven-year-old son was arrested with him, but was released on Monday, Abdo said.  Among the others arrested were political bureau members Mohamed Kamal and Khaled Ismail.

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