Egypt court orders to free lawyer after three months in solitary confinement
Aug.25, Cairo: An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a prominent rights lawyer held in solitary confinement for the past three months after he challenged in court a decision by the country's president to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Thursday's decision to free Malek Adly who hasn't been formally charged but remains incarcerated since his May arrest on a rolling series of administrative detention orders — could still be appealed by prosecutors.
Adly has been jailed with almost no communication with the outside world, sleeping on a bare floor in conditions that his lawyers say amount to torture.
Supporters say that he was a victim of a personal vendetta after he essentially insulted Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in a televised interview.
The Oslo Times International News Network