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Egyptians demand prisoners' release

Sun, 01 May 2011 07:49:57 GMT
Thousands of Egyptian protesters have once again called on the ruling military council to release all political prisoners jailed by the ousted President Hosni Mubarak's regime.

The demonstrators on Saturday marched from Al-Nour Mosque in the Ramses area to the headquarters of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF), calling for the release of all the political detainees, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The protesters also demanded that the interim military government intervene to stop the torture and abuse of political detainees in the North African country.

Egyptians from all walks of life have turned out for demonstrations to push for change since the Egyptian revolution that led to the fall of Mubarak in February.

Amnesty International also on Saturday slammed Egypt's ruling junta over a law which bans protests, urging Egyptian authorities to immediately revoke the law.

Mubarak is facing charges of corruption and the use of violence against the anti-regime protesters.

In April, an Egyptian court dissolved the former ruling National Democratic Party of ousted Mubarak and froze its assets.

Egyptian activists say Mubarak must be tried for killing hundreds of protesters during the country's popular uprising that led to his ouster on February 11.

An Egyptian government's fact-finding commission report states that 846 people have been killed and more than 6,400 others injured during Egypt's historic revolution.

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