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For the fourth time.. Renewing the detention for 2 workers from “Ghazl El-Mahalla” for 15 days on the background of the “minimum wage” strike.

The Supreme State Security Prosecution in Cairo renewed the detention of two workers from the Egypt Spinning and Weaving Company in Mahalla (Ghazl El-Mahalla), Wael Abu Zoueid and Mohamed Mahmoud Talba, for 15 days pending Case No.717 of 2024 State Security, on charges of joining a group that was formed contrary to the law, and spreading false rumors and news, after they were arrested for participating in the strike carried out by the company’s workers in protest against not being included in the decision to raise the minimum wage.

The defense team, including a lawyer from the Egyptian Center, attended the hearing, asserting the lack of evidence of their involvement in the charges against them, especially since the workers announced the end of their peaceful strike. They demanded the immediate release of them without guarantees.

The Supreme State Security Prosecution renewed the detention of the workers for 15 days pending the case, three previous times since last March. On March 10, the workers’ lawyers were unable to attend the renewal of their detention order as well, as they were not allowed to know their place of detention until after the renewal session ended, and it was later revealed that they are being held in custody in the 10th of Ramadan Prison.

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