Moreover, a number of Nubian activists have been arrested, on November 7, protesting the death of prominent Nubian activist Gamal Sorour, for ‘medical negligence’ following a diabetic coma.
Sorour was among the 24 Nubian activists who were arrested in September during the singing march.
About 223 detainees went on a hunger strike over different times during last month in protest to their prolonged pretrial detention periods.
The Nubians’ call to return back to their land date back to the 19th century. They were forcibly displaced in 1898 amid plans for building the Aswan Dam and again in 1964 during the construction of the High Dam.