Hazem Salah Abu Ismail sentenced to 15 days pending investigations
Hazem Salah Abu Ismail during his trial - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Cairo North Court sentenced Salafi leader Hazem Salah Abu Ismail to 15 days pending investigations Saturday in the case of blockading the prosecution’s headquarters in Nasr city, Youm7 reported.

Abu Ismail  is accused of inciting members of his group, Hazemoon, to surround the prosecution’s headquarter 2012, after Ahmed Arfa, a Salafi activist from Hazemoon, was arrested with a rifle.

During the court session Saturday, Abu Ismail  refrained from answering any of the court’s or the prosecution’s questions, Youm7 added.

Abu Ismail, a former presidential candidate in 2012, has been charged in a number of cases and been convicted on multiple counts of blockading a number of civilian facilities, concealing his mother’s American citizenship in order to run for president, for which he was sentenced to seven years in November 2014, and cursing the police for which he was sentenced to a year in jail and a 10,000EGP fine.

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