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Activists claim 250 girls are detained at Central Security facility

February 7, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Social media activists have urged the Egyptian people to save around 250 women and girls who they claim are being detained in a central security facility in Al-Salaam town. The girls were arrested last Friday from the Al-Tawheed and Abu Bakr mosques in the Athaher district.

The leader of the Al-Karama Organization for human rights, Ahmed Mefreh, said that among the detainees are 16 girls.

The activists expect the girls to face military trials. But until now, only one lawyer has volunteered to defend them, so it is expected that the girls will face a military prosecutor without lawyers.

Among the detainees is a girl named Sondos who is only 14 years old. She is charged with possession of an automatic weapon. It is anticipated that the girls will face more unjust accusations. Meanwhile, activists are concerned that the girls could be suffering during their detention at the central security facility.