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On Wednesday, the Public Prosecution began an investigation with Dr. Leila Suef, a professor at the Faculty of Science, Cairo University, the mother of the political activist, Alaa Abdel-Fattah, and her sister, Dr. Hadaf Souif, a professor at the Faculty of Arts, and Rabab Al Mahdi, a professor at the American University in Cairo, and Mona Saif, Alaas sister and researcher in the field Cancer, on charges of “inciting a demonstration with the intention of disrupting the interests of citizens and affecting the functioning of public facilities, cutting off roads and transportation, and affecting the functioning of public facilities.”
The prosecution attributed the accused to “spreading and broadcasting false news and rumors with ill intent, and that would disturb the public peace and cause panic among the people and harm the public interest by being present by the roadside carrying signs stating the content of neglecting the fight against the Corona virus in prisons in a way that threatens the lives of those inside them as shown in the papers ».
The charges also included “possession of documents that include disseminating news and rumors of the previous accusation if it is intended to inform others and incite the organization of a demonstration with the intention of disrupting the interests of citizens and affecting the functioning of public facilities, cutting roads and transportation, and affecting the functioning of public facilities.”
The security forces arrested the four while they were standing in front of the cabinet, to demand the release of prisoners, in order to prevent the spread of Corona virus in prison.
It is reported that Alaa Abdel Fattah, a political activist, has been arrested since last September.