15-year-old detained for 5th time over carrying bomb
Abdel Rahman Abdullah Youssef - YOUM7

CAIRO: For the 5th time, a 15-year-old minor was remanded for 15 days in jail pending investigation in accusations of possessing a bomb and belonging to a banned group, Youm7 reported High State Security Prosecution chairperson Tamer al-Fergani.

The prosecution set March 27 to consider the renewal of his detention. Abdel Rahman Abdullah Youssef has been arrested by state security forces Jan. 6, 2016; Youssef was detained pending the investigations; his detention was renewed since then four times.

Human rights lawyer Doaa Mostafa told Youm7 the child, identified as Abdel Rahman, was investigated by the prosecution without a lawyer.

In May, six minors were sentenced to 15 years in prison by an Alexandria military court over illegal protesting, torching and attacking public utilities in 2013. The age of majority in Egypt is 18.

Irish-Egyptian Ibrahim Halawa was arrested at 17 in 2013 in an Islamist protest; Egypt rejected a plea in December from the European Parliament to release him.

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