In recent days meanwhile Egyptian state security forces have maintained a detention craze by arresting students all over Egypt speaking out against Israeli acts of aggression at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem:
Cairo, March 27, 2010
The Arabic Network for Human Rights strongly condemned the escalation of the systematic crackdown on students waged by state security. The crackdown reached its climax when SSI arrested Ibrahim Megahed, 18 years, because of a wall journal he posted at the Poly Technique Institute of Quaisna, Menoufia. SSI also kidnapped three other students :Ibrahim Ali Farag, Mohamed Samir and Mohamed Nasr Ahmed in front of the Faculty of Engineering Zagazig University on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
The student, Ibrahim Megahed, had posted a wall journal reporting on the risks threatening Al Aqsa Mosque due to the violations committed by the Israeli occupation forces. He was arrested on campus and physically abused. Instead of releasing him as per prosecution order, SSI detained him in Damanhur prison, where he was denied contact with lawyers or family.
At Zagazig University in Sharkia , security services disregarded the sanctity of campus and kidnapped three students at the Faculty of Engineering in a proactive step lest they would stage or take part in a protest march against the continued arresting of students who would express anger over the Israeli aggression against Al Aqsa Mosque. The three students Ibrahim Ali Farag, Mohamed Samir and Mohammed Nasr Ahmed disappeared four days ago and could not be traced so far.
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said, “Law is no longer of any value to SSI. No student was ever arrested because of a wall journal but in Egypt. This is a bare faced, unashamed violation of freedom of expression, of the law and of all international treaties ratified by Egypt.”