- After the arrest on charges of joining a terrorist group and demonstrating without a permit and in custody pending investigations, it was ruled on behalf of the Sixth of October general court to refer the papers issue that include: “Mahmoud Mohamed Zarae” student at the Faculty of Urban Planning, Cairo University, and “Ahmed Eid Attiya ” 4th year student at the Faculty of Commerce Helwan University , to the Court of misdemeanors south of Giza, and made the 17/11/2015 as the date for the first hearing session to consider the issue of the students in front of the court.
It states that the students were kidnapped from Sixth of October City on Sunday, 08/09/2015, and escorted by security forces to an unknown location to any of their parents or their lawyers who provided many communications and telegraph to the Attorney General and Ministry of Interior to disclose them of the detention place but without a reply till their first appearance.
The students arbitrary arrest and force disappearance both 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.’