Activist Alaa Abdel Fattah and lawyer Mohamed el-Baqer © STR/AFP/Getty Images/PrivateDOWNLOAD PDF OF UA 132/19 HERE
On 29 September 2019, National Security officers arrested prominent activist Alaa Abdel Fattah from his probation cell in Dokki police station in Cairo. Later that day human rights lawyer Mohamed el-Baqer, was arrested at the State Security Prosecution while attending the investigation session of Alaa Abdel Fattah. On 1 October 2019, both appeared in Tora Maximum Security prison 2 for the first time since their arrests.
On 29 September 2019, Alaa Abdel Fattah did not leave the Dokki police station in Cairo, where he spends 12 hours of probation daily. The police told his mother that he was taken by the National Security Agency (NSA) officers to the Supreme State Security Prosecution (SSSP).
Later that day, Mohamed el-Baqer, one of Alaa Abdel Fattah’s lawyers, entered the SSSP building to represent him. He was informed of an arrest warrant against him and was then detained and questioned in the same case.