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Egypt: Four Arrested Over COVID-19 Protest

Expand Screenshot of a live stream video from the protest showing Ahdaf Soueif, right, Laila Soueif, left, and Rabab al-Mahdi in between before they were arrested at the protest in downtown Cairo on March 18. © Facebook (Beirut) – Egyptian authorities arrested 4 prominent women on March 18, 2020 as they protested to seek the release of unjustly detained prisoners over fears of COVID-19 virus, Human Rights Watch said today. The women were apparently demonstrating peacefully in downtown Cairo. They are Laila Soueif, a Cairo University professor and mother of jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah;…

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