Egypt: Activist arrested for running a Facebook group – Released


Dr. Ashraf Magdy was released at 3:00 pm GMT with nothing charged against him, he returned his home safely.


Dr. Ashraf Wagdy, an Egyptian leftist activist, was arrested yesterday at 7 pm GMT. He runs a Facebook group for promoting Mohamed ElBaradie for running for Presidency.

He is on an open hunger strike as a pressure for his release, since the Egyptian police abusively postponed his appearing in front of the public prosecution, holding him without a charge.

Another Facebook group is created calling for his release. Dr. Ashraf Wagdy is an ex-psychiatrist, and the head of Books&Beans library, a major cultural center in Mansoura city, 120 Km north east of Cairo.


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