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The Egyptian political scene woke up this morning to a new campaign of arrests of a ‎group of Egyptian political activists, although the campaign is different from the previous ‎ones. The Interior Ministry issued a statement that they were arrested and did not ‎disappear forcibly for days or months.‎

The campaign included the arrest of the director of the Office of the parliamentary MP, ‎‎”Ahmed Tantawi”, who was famous for his position rejecting the amendments to the ‎constitution.‎

The former parliamentary activist and parliamentarian “Ziad El Elemy”, a member of the ‎Higher Committee of the Social Democratic Party, and “Hossam Mouannis”, spokesman for ‎the presidential campaign for Hamdine Sabbahi and the Popular Front, and the leftist ‎journalist “Hisham Fouad”, Supreme Leader of the Istiqlal Party “Osama Abdel Aal Al-‎Akbawi”, businessman economist “Omar Al-Shiniti”, businessman “Mustafa Abdel Moez ‎Abdul Sattar”, and “Hassan Al-Barbary” Director of the Egyptian Forum for Labor Relations.‏

The statement of the Ministry of the Interior claimed the participation of the arrested with ‎some fugitives outside Egypt, such as former presidential candidate Ayman Nour, head of ‎the Tomorrow Revolution Party, Secretary General of the Muslim Brotherhood Mahmoud ‎Hussein, and member of the Brotherhood Shura Council Ali Batikh‏,‏‎ and media professionals ‎Moataz Matar and Mohamed Nasser‏.‏

The Ministry of the Interior’s statement on the targeting of 19 economic entities worth 250 ‎million pounds, claiming “spending on that plan” and that the national security sector was ‎able to monitor the hostile plan prepared by the leaders of the fugitive abroad, in ‎coordination with the leaders loyal to them, who claim to represent the civil political forces.‎
Under the name of the “Plan of Hope”, which unite their ranks, and provide financial ‎support from the revenues and profits of some economic entities run by the leaders of the ‎group, to target the state and its institutions, and to drop them in conjunction with the ‎celebrations of 30 June‏.‏

On the other hand, the human rights activist residing outside Egypt, “Bahy El-Din Hassan”, ‎revealed that the arrest goal is to abort the “Alliance of Hope,” which includes the “Civil ‎Democratic Movement, the 25-30 coalition, the Conservative Party, and a number of liberal ‎and leftist public figures‏.‏

” SISI SEEKS AN ABORTION #تحالف_الأمل WHICH INCLUDES THE CIVIL-DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT, THE 25-30 PARLIAMENTARY ALLIANCE, THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY AND A NUMBER OF LIBERAL AND LEFTIST PUBLIC FIGURES, AND WAS TO BE ANNOUNCED WITHIN DAYS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE. #زياد_العليميTHEY ARE ONE OF THE #حسام_مؤنس MOST PROMINENT YOUTH EVENTS BEHIND THE LAUNCH OF THE ALLIANCE. “

It was to be announced within days at a news conference. He also explained that the ‎national security that he called during the past weeks leading elements in the “Alliance of ‎Hope,” and warned them to continue work on this plan or contact with former Vice ‎President Mohamed ElBaradei, and threatened to arrest them.‎

Stressing that the main objective of the coalition is to prepare for the parliamentary ‎elections after about a year. He also pointed out that the arrest of Ziad al-Alimi and Hussam ‎Moanis was hours after they left a coalition meeting at the headquarters of the ‎Conservative Party with the participation of the heads of 7 liberal and leftist parties and ‎public and parliamentary figures in Egypt.‎

The detainees were presented today to the State Security Prosecution and are being ‎investigated in charges expected to be repeated and identical with any other state security ‎case that does not contain any evidence or serious evidence‏.‏

‎ It should be noted that while the banners still raise citizens’ awareness of political ‎participation in the constitutional referendum fills the streets of Egypt, the security method ‎continues to deal with civil activists just to try to start an electoral coalition to participate in ‎the next parliament‏.‏

It should be pointed out that the continuation of the policy of using pre-trial detention as a ‎punishment rather than as a precautionary measure to protect investigations has become a ‎traditional procedure in Egypt and increases the involvement of the judiciary in political ‎matters. This has been warned by a former DAAM center statement, especially in the poor ‎conditions of prisons and the lack of health care. It is clear that the death of former ‎President Mohamed Morsi during his trial as a result of poor health care prison, and the ‎continuation of this path will lead to more victims of medical negligence and humiliation of ‎years of detention‏.‏

It is worth mentioning that a large number of leaders and members of the Brotherhood ‎movement died inside the prison, most notably the former general guide Muhammad ‎Mahdi Akef in September 2017, and Fred Ismail, in May 2015‎‏.‏

The detainees in these prisons agree that the conditions in which they live are considered ” ‎intentional revenge‏”‏‎ by the security authorities of the executive branch of the state, which ‎in turn deny them the right to treatment inside the detention centers‏.‏
The human rights activist “Ahmed Mefreh” and the director of the “Community for Justice” ‎said that the number of deaths in Egyptian prisons as a result of intentional medical ‎negligence reached 826 cases since 2013‎‏.‏

” The death of the political detainee Mohammed Kobena 48 years inside Al-Mansoura due to poor health care after he was diagnosed with stomach disease. The number of detainees who have died since June 2013 inside Egyptian jails has risen to 826. More about violations of Egyptian detention centers see report

The “DAAM Center” confirms that this path represents further repression of citizens’ ‎freedoms and carries a strong message to all different politicians and not allowing anyone ‎to express any opinion opposing the vision of the ruling regime, which opens the door to ‎extremist groups to attract more elements that did not find a place to exercise their ‎activities in a democratic ways‏.‏

The “DAAM Center” emphasizes the need for the current Egyptian political system to review the way they are dealing with human rights defenders, especially that all their participation in the public sphere and development of the human rights situation in Egypt are demanding that conform to the Constitution and the law. They should stop dealing with them through the point of view of the security services only.

The “DAAM Center” values all the efforts of individuals in the attempt to stand in front of ‎the system of one vision and one opinion, knowing that there is no way to democracy ‎without putting forward many views and opinions and cannot change without fighting the ‎various battles even if the risk of exposure to trial and detention and defamation practiced ‎by the actual regime‏.‏

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  1. On behalf of the State Security .. Arrest has many faces

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