Appeal rejected on release of Anas Al-Sultan

Menan Khater
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Sheikh Anas Al Sultan at Tahrir Square. (Photo from public domain)

A court has rejected the appeal presented by the prosecution on the release of Al-Azhar preacher Anas Al-Sultan and his two brothers, a defence lawyer told Daily News Egypt.

The trio were released on bail of EGP 10,000 each.

Al-Sultan and his brothers have been detained since May, after the police arrested them from their house and kept their location unknown for several days, on charges of inciting protests and belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood.

A defence lawyer who works for the Association for Freedom and Thought and Expression (AFTE), said: “There is no concrete evidence that Anas or his brothers were actually involved in inciting on protests and the judge already told us this before but decided to detain him anyway.”

Anas Al-Sultan is an Al-Azhar preacher and founder of the non-profit religious education centre called “Sheikh Al-Amoud”. The centre brought together many Al-Azhar preachers to give different sessions on religious issues.

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