Egyptian security forces arrested three political activists during a raid on an apartment in downtown Cairo on Thursday.
According to Al Bedaiah news, the apartment belonged to Dr. Taher Mokhtar, a member of the Freedom Committee in the Alexandria Doctors’ Syndicate. Mokhtar participated in several stands demanding improvements in the healthcare system.
The other two men who were arrested, Ahmed Mohamed Hassan and Husammadin Hamad, lived with Mokhtar in the same apartment. Hassan is an activist who is against compulsory military servie, while Hamad is a computer programmer.
Mokhtar, Hassan and Hamad are all currently being held at Abdeen police station, where Mokhtar’s lawyer, Mokhtar Mounir, told Mada Masr that he has not been allowed to see Mokhtar and he remains unsure of the exact charges he faces.
The Ministry of Interior has not released a statement on the incident yet.
This story is developing.