Ibshiway Prosecution in Fayoum governorate decided on Thursday, 26.11.2015 to remain in custody, “Ahmed Ashraf Saad” 2nd year  student at the Faculty of Commerce – Helwan University, for a period of 15 days pending investigation, on charges of demonstrating without a permit and assaulting a police forces with Molotov cocktails.

It is noteworthy that the security forces had arrested the student arbitrarily against the law without permission or a court order reasoned, and that on Monday, 16.11.2015 during his participation in a demonstration against the current regime in the village of Alagamein Fayoum governorate, and then was taken to the “Ibshway” police , where he was presented to the Prosecutor’s Office, which decided his detention 15 days before renewing his second detention pending investigations.

The student arbitrary arrest came as a flagrant violation of the laws and international conventions to which Egypt has signed and ratified, particularly as stated in 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.’