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Cairo 8 March 2009

The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information said the state security prosecution decided today to release blogger Mohammed Adel nicknamed dead ” “after passing 110 days between kidnap, arrest and accusations at the hands of the state security in the case number 1414 for year 2008 with the Supreme State Security Court.

Mohammed Adel was kidnapped in 30 Nov 2008 from downtown on the hands of the state security and was arrested in an unknown place for a month before ANHRI knew he was at the headquarters of the state security in Madinat Nasr then he was arrested for another month. He was charged with following a banned group “the Muslim Brotherhood”

Hoda Nasrallah, a lawyer with the legal aid unit in ANHRI, said in spite of the release decision, we will go on with the case against the minister of interior. The minister along with his aids kidnapped Adel and detained him in an illegal place. We will sue them until they learn to respect the law.

Mohammed Adel is the third person charged in the case fabricated by the state security against Dr Gamal Abdel Salam and Abdel Aziz Migahid who have been previously released. The decision to release Mohammed Adel was taken hopefully for the court to work with accordingly.

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