CAIRO: The Cairo Court has the upheld release of Mahmoud Mohamed Hussein, known as the “T-shirt detainee,” who has spend more than 2 years in detention, Youm7 reported.
The East Cairo Prosecution appealed Wednesday Hussein’s release despite his detention exceeding legal limits.
He faced what rights groups described as “unfounded” charges of protesting, possessing explosives and disrupting public peace among others.
Amnesty International Tuesday called for the expedited release of who was ordered released on 1,000 EGP ($112) bail after spending more than two years in remand, said the organization in a statement.
Mahmoud, 20, was arrested on his way home in January 2014 wearing a T-Shirt that read “Nation Without Torture,” and a scarf with “January 25” written on it; both were counted among seized evidences against him.