Doma, Maher, Adel to begin hunger strike: Doma’s wife
Doma, Maher at the court dock - YOUM7/Hassan Mohamed

CAIRO: Nourhan Hefzi, the wife of jailed activist Ahmed Doma, said Thursday that Doma, Ahmed Maher, and Mohamed Adel will go on hunger strike this week.

According to Youm7, Hefzi also said political activists will continue to stage protests to demand for the protest law to be abolished.

Interim President Adly Mansour has previously said that the controversial law will be modified by the next parliament; however, parliamentary elections will not be held until after presidential elections. The first round of presidential elections will be held May 26-27.

Hefzi also said political activists opposed to the protest law will organize a sit-in on April 22, and consider the possibility of joining the jailed activists’ hunger strike, Youm7 reported.

A number of Egyptian political movements and parties began a nationwide campaign on April 16 calling for the protest law to be revoked and for all those detained under it to be released, Al-Ahram reported.

The three activists were sentenced to three years in jail and fined 50,000 EGP for orchestrating illegal protests and assaulting police officers in November 2013 in front of Abdeen Misdemeanors Court. The court rejected the defendant’s appeal against their verdict on April 7.

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