Human rights lawyers have filed a request to meet with arrested party leaders.
A delegation of human rights lawyers has requested to meet arrested Muslim Brotherhood leaders
A delegation of human rights lawyers has requested to meet arrested Muslim Brotherhood leaders, according to the Head of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) Hafez Abu Saada.
Abu Saada, one of the lawyers from the delegation, said they filed for the request early this week and are waiting for a response from the prosecutor general.
He said that there is no information about the arrested leaders, nor communication between them and their families or lawyers.
Abu Saada said: “We want to know how they’re being treated and if they have any complaints.”
He said the Brotherhood leaders they’re trying to visit are Deputy Supreme Guide Rashad Bayoumi and Khairet El-Shater, Freedom and Justice Party President Saad Katatni, former president Mohamed Morsi and lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsoud.
Abu Saada said Morsi’s location is still unknown, but the rest of the arrested leaders are in maximum security Al-Aqrab Prison in Tora.
The other members of the delegation are Negad El-Borei, head of the United Group law firm, Mohamed Zaraa, head of the Arab Penal Reform Organization and Ahmed Abdel Hafeez, EOHR member.
State-run Al-Ahram reported that Nasser Amin, head of the Judiciary Independence Centre, said his request to meet with Morsi was approved, but Morsi refused to meet him.
Amin was instead greeted by the former president’s chief of staff Refaa Al-Tatary, who told Amin that the former president and his team are being treated well and taken care of, Al-Ahram said.
(Source / 28.07.2013)