Wednesday 21st May 2014
A court in Alexandria has jailed leading Revolutionary Socialist Mahienour el-Massry for two years and fined her over £4,000.
She has now gone missing in the prison system.
Her family went to visit her this morning, Wednesday, at the women’s prison at Damanhour city in Beheira governate.
They were told that Mahienour was not there as there was a mistake in her papers.
Mahienour, a human rights lawyer, was sentenced in her absence in January. She was arrested again in April but freed pending an appeal this week, which lost.
Tahar Mukhtar, a Revolutionary Socialist in Alexandria, was at the court with Mahienour. He told Socialist Worker, “We expected the judge to step down – as he had in a previous hearing in this case – and the hearing to be postponed.
“But we were taken with Mahienour into a room and guards put on the door. Then Mahienour was taken into a ...