Decided today by the Supreme State Security Prosecution to remain in custody Mutasim Asharay second year student at the Faculty of Business Administration Misr University for Science and Technology on pending investigations further 15 days, it comes after he was forced hidden for twenty days before being presented to the public prosecutor on 10.24.2015 and was imprisoned for 15 days.
It is noteworthy that the security forces had arrested the student on Saturday 10/3/2015, arbitrarily contrary to the law without permission or a court order reasoned, and then took him to an unknown location to any of his family or his lawyer, the public prosecution after his appearance charged him with numerous charges including: belonging to Ansar al-Bayt al-Maqdis, then ordered his imprisonment.
It is worth mentioning that this second time to arrest the student, where he was arrested the first time on Thursday, 01.22.2015, then presented to the Prosecutor’s Office, which ruled his imprisonment on several charges, including: demonstrating without a license, and joining an outlawed group, cracking bus, where he was held in Abu Zaabal prison nearly seven months then Cairo Criminal Court held in the 5th compound ruled on Tuesday 08/11/2015 the release of the student, on bail amounted to five thousand pounds.
The student arbitrary arrest and force disappearance are flagrant violation of the laws and international conventions to which Egypt has signed and ratified, particularly as stated in Article 55 of the Egyptian Constitution and the current, which states that: “Every person who is either arrested, detained, or his freedom is restricted shall be treated in a manner that maintains his dignity. He/she may not be tortured, intimidated, coerced, or physically or morally harmed; and may not be seized or detained except in places designated for that purpose, which shall be adequate on human and health levels. The State shall cater for the needs of people with disability. Violating any of the aforementioned is a crime punished by Law. An accused has the right to remain silent. Every statement proved to be made by a detainee under any of the foregoing actions, or threat thereof, shall be disregarded and not be relied upon”
As well as article 54 which states: ” Personal freedom is a natural right, shall be protected and may not be infringed upon. Except for the case of being caught in flagrante delicto, it is not permissible to arrest, search, detain, or restrict the freedom of anyone in any way except by virtue of a reasoned judicial order that was required in the context of an investigation, every person whose freedom is restricted shall be immediately notified of the reasons therefore; shall be informed of his/her rights in writing; shall be immediately enabled to contact his/her relatives and lawyer; and shall be brought before the investigation authority within twenty four (24) hours as of the time of restricting his/her freedom.’