Tamarod calls on Sisi to release Doma
Members of Tamarod movement at press conference - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Tamarod movement called on President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi Friday to release activist Ahmed Doma due to his poor health.

“Releasing Doma is not violating the law in any way; it assures that the state and its law is protecting citizens,” a group statement read.

The group described Doma as one of the most important participants in January 25 Revolution, not a “thug.”

The activist’s health has been deteriorating since he began a hunger strike demanding his release.

“Ahmed Doma is unable to move around without a wheelchair, he is like a skeleton,” his wife Nourhan Hefzy wrote on her Facebook page Tuesday Sept.3.

“He is very sick; can’t keep anything in his stomach even for a minute, including the medicine. Despite doctors advice that he has to be moved into a hospital to be under observation in the intensive care, the Interior Ministry is not approving,” Hefzy wrote.

Many political movements and figures have demanded the authorities to release Doma, including lawyer and activist Khaled Ali, and former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi.

Hefzy published an open letter in Youm7 Monday Sept.15 addressing President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and calling him to release her husband saying: “Mr. President, we once shared a revolution against tyranny, and a dream to liberate this country. We had high hopes that you would embrace the revolutionary youth.”

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