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Four Alexandria activists are issued arrest warrants

The list includes prominent activists Hassan Mustafa and Mahienour Al-Masry


Egyptian security forces arrest a protester on December 2, 2013 during a demonstration outside the criminal court in Egypt's northern coastal city of Alexandria where the second retrial session is underway in the case of 28-year-old blogger Khaled Said who died following police questioning before the revolution in 2010. Protesters gathered outside the court in support of Said before being dispersed by policemen with canon waters and tear gas. Police officers Awad Ismail Suleiman and Mahmud Salah Amin are accused of using excessive force and killing Said. (AFP PHOTO / STR)
Egyptian security forces arrest a protester on December 2, 2013 during a demonstration outside the criminal court in  Alexandria where the second retrial session is underway in the case of  Khaled Said who died following police questioning before the revolution in 2010.
(AFP PHOTO / STR)

Four Alexandria activists were issued arrest warrants on Sunday for their alleged participation in the clashes that took place outside Alexandria Criminal Court in Al-Mansheya district on 2 December. The list includes prominent activists Hassan Mustafa and Mahienour Al-Masry.

The clashes were a result of a protest organised by several activists against the Ministry of Interior outside the court that hosted the retrial of two former police officers charged with torturing and killing Khaled Said.

Nasser Abu Al-Hamd and Moussa Hussein Aly were also issued arrest warrants. Abu Al-Hamd was arrested on Monday morning and was detained for four days by Al-Mansheya prosecution, according to Mustafa’s lawyer Mohamed Ramadan.

“The charges against the four are unapproved protesting, hurling rocks at police forces, damaging two police cars, injuring two police officers and obstructing traffic outside the court” Ramadan added.

Three others, Lo’ai Kahwagy, Omar Al-Hazeq and Islam Mohamed, were arrested on the day of the clashes and were detained by Al-Mansheya Prosecution pending investigations regarding the same charges. Their next interrogation session is set to be on Thursday.

Mustafa’s arrest warrant was issued after a series of trials, verdicts and acquittals.

Mustafa was ruled innocent of the charge of helping detainees escape custody and assaulting a public employee on 3 November by the Alexandria Criminal Court.

Mustafa was also sentenced to two years in prison in March 2013 for physically assaulting prosecutor Ahmed Darwish; he was later released after Darwish withdrew his complaint in July 2013.

Mustafa has also served six-months in prison and paid an EGP 1,000 fine in absentia for allegedly insulting a police officer in 2011; however, the verdict was suspended on 23 October 2013.

Mustafa gained notable prominence after he helped shed light on the murder of Said in 2010.

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