CAIRO: Giza Criminal Court Thursday revoked the bail of Abou el-Ela Mady, the head of al-Wasat Party, and ordered his detainment for 45 days pending investigations, reported Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Another section of the court had released Mady on a 10,000 EGP (U.S. $1,400) bail Wednesday pending investigation into the Bein el-Sarayat case. The prosecution immediately appealed the decision, and said the risk of flight from Egypt was great, and noted that the case had not yet been referred to the criminal court, and also said they feared he would destroy evidence.
In the last court session the court renewed the detention of Helmy al-Gazzar, Abdel Moniem Abdel Maqsoud and Mohamed al-Oumda, the former member of parliament, for 45 days pending investigation into the case of charging them with premeditated murder, terrorizing citizens, and possession of weapons and supplying them to militias.
Abou el-Ela Mady’s son and lawyer Ahmed Abou el-Ela said he would not appeal the court’s Thursday decision, Youm7 reported.
Mady’s lawyer told Youm7 that Mady is not associated with any of the violence in Bein el-Sarayat.
Additional reporting by Mohamed Ismail and Ahmed Arafa.