anti govt spray painting
- Egyptian security detained two members of a protest group on Wednesday after they spray-painted walls in Cairo to support a potential presidential challenger to Hosni Mubarak, members of the group told Reuters.
Ahmed Maher, 29, and Amr Ali, 25, both members of Sixth of April Youth, were detained after daubing walls in Cairo with slogans backing political change and a possible presidential run by former U.N. nuclear agency head Mohamed ElBaradei.
ElBaradei, due to arrive in Cairo on February 19, has stirred Egypt’s calcified politics by saying he might be interested in running in 2011. But his terms for running include changes to the constitution which analysts say are unlikely to be met.
Mubarak, 81 and in power for almost three decades, has not said if he will run in 2011. But many Egyptians believe that, if he does not, he will seek to hand power to his politician son, Gamal, 46. Both father and son deny such plans.
“Security agents appeared as soon as Ahmed and Amr had finished spraying messages supporting ElBaradei and change in Egypt,” Sixth of April Youth member Omar el-Hadi told Reuters.
Interior Ministry officials could not be immediately reached for comment.
Activists are periodically detained and harassed, rights groups say. The Egyptian authorities have also intensified a crackdown against bloggers and Web activists seen as subversive.
Activists said members of the youth group and opposition Ghad (Tomorrow) party, including Ghad founder and lawyer Ayman Nour who is representing the two, gathered at a police station where the activists were detained to demand their release.
“These youth did nothing deserving of arrest and what happened is a violation of their freedom of expression,” Nour told Reuters by telephone.
Nour, 45, who was Mubarak’s main rival in the 2005 race, said he had been coordinating with Maher and Ali before their arrest to organise a campaign to welcome ElBaradei home.
The youth sprayed “Mubarak’s reign has come to an end. Support change” and “No to Mubarak…Yes to ElBaradei for President for 2011″ along Sudan street in Cairo.
Nour, who came a distance second to Mubarak in 2005, has said he wants to run for presidency in 2011 and to challenge a rule barring him from office because of a prison term that he said was based on politically motivated charges.
updates:- the activist and Blogger kareem El-shaeir is also detained
ترددت انباء عن اختطاف ثلاثة نشطاء من اعضاء حملة غزة مسيرة الحرية فى شارع طلعت حرب بالقاهرة ولم يعرف اى جهة امنية قامت بالقبض عليهم والى اى مكان تم اخذهم , وطبقا للمعلومات الواردة من الناشط والمحامى الحقوقى مالك مصطفى ان اسماء المقبوض عليهم هم :- أنا نوجيرا, إدي نيستلروي, محمودأبوشرخ
ويعتزم المركز المصرى للحقوق الاقتصادية والاجتماعية ومركز هشام مبارك للقانون تقديم بلاغ صباح غدا الثلاثاء 16 فبراير الى النائب العام عن واقعة اختفاء النشطاء , جدير بالذكر ان احد المحامين قام بالبحث عليهم فى اقسام شرطة الازبكية وعابدين وقصر النيل دون الوصول الى معلومات
Three activists of the Gaza Freedom march campaign are kidnaped in Talaat Harb street , Cairo, and No body know where they were taken .
according to the information received from the activist and Human Rights lawyer Malek Mostafa that the names of those arrested activists are: – Ana Nogera, Edy Nestlroy, Mahmoud Abu-sharkh.
the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights and the Hisham Mubarak Center for Law plans tomorrow morning Tuesday, February 16th to submit aclaim to the General Attorney concerning the disappearance of activists.
تم الافراج اليوم عن الثلاثة نشطاء وهم انا نوجيرا وادى نيستلروى ومحمود ابوشرخ بالاضافة الى شخص يدعى عدنان يحمل جواز سفر انجليزى كان تم القبض علية مع الثلاثة امس , وهناك مصرى اخر من المنصورة لا تتوافر معلومات عنة الان ولا عن اسمة تم اختطافة امس مع النشطاء ولم يفرج عنة وتم تحويلة الى مباحث امن الدولة بالمنصورة
The three Activists Ana Nogera, Edy Nestlroy and Mahmoud Abu-sharkh were released today inaddition to another person holding aBritain passaport his name is Adnan who was kidnaped with the group yesterday , and there is another Egyptian activist From Mansoura no information is available now about his name ,He was kidnapped yesterday also with the other activists and isn,t released yet ,he will be transferred to the state security in Mansoura
اتضح لنا ان الشخص المصرى الذى قبض علية مع النشطاء والذى حول او سيحول الى مقر مباحث امن الدولة بالمنصورة يدعى محمد اسماعيل الجندى
The Name of the Egyptian activist from Mansoura is Mohamed Ismail Elgendy