Egypt's prosecution renewed a 15 day detention order pending investigation to 13 Damietta girls for the third time. The girls were arrested after participating in a protest opposing military rule in Damietta and were held in the Port Said Prison.
Security forces attacked the protest which took place on May 5th using tear gas and pellets arresting 16, including 13 minor girls.
During the 13 day detention the detainees faced physical and verbal abuse to force them to confess to false fabricated charges. The girls were also denied visiting rights and family and lawyers were unable to meet with them.
The arrested include, Israa Abdo Ali Arafat an 18 year old high school student at Om Moameneen school, Habiba Hassan Hassan Sheta 29, married and lives in Alananeya, Safaa Ali Farahat 17 a high school student, Sarah Mohamed Abdul Fatah Alalaly, 19 a law student.
Other detainees include, Radwa Samir Saad Khater 18 and Heba Ossama Abu Eissa, 18 both high school students. Mariam Emad el Din Abu Turk 29 and Fatima Mohamed Ayad 24 a law student were also among the detainees.
Sarah Hamdy Anwar Alsayed 21 a pharmacy student, Fatima Emad el Din Abu Turk 20, Mennetallah Alsayed 29 a commerce graduate from Kafr Saad, Amal Magdy Alhusseiny 17 Azhar student from Ard Zaatar and Sarah Mohamed Ali 21 an applied arts student were also among the detainees.