- President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi, Embassy of Egypt in Rome
Sunday 12 May 2013 - Egypt youth group calls for solidarity protest for convicted activists.
'Free Front for Peaceful Change' calls for solidarity demonstration on Monday to demand release of 6 Egyptian activists recently slapped with 5-year jail terms.
Egypt's 'Free Front for Peaceful Change' youth group has called for a Monday demonstration outside a court in New Cairo to voice solidarity with six activists recently slapped with five-year prison sentences.
The activists were sentenced last week following their arrest outside a court in New Cairo where they had been protesting in solidarity with several students arrested for alleged affiliation with Egypt's anti-government 'Black Bloc' movement.
An appeal session for the six convicted activists is scheduled for Monday.
On the same day, and at the same court, prosecutors will also begin investigations into Egyptian activist Ahmed Duma, who faces charges of 'insulting' President Morsi.
Since the beginning of the year, roughly 2,000 people have been arrested during political clashes in Cairo, most of whom have since been released but not formally acquitted, according to Egyptian rights lawyer Ahmed Emam.
Immediate release Egyptian activist Ahmed Duma.
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