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Daughter of Morsi’s aide released from prison after 96 days of hunger strike

Karima Al-Seirfy, daughter of a former aide to ousted President Mohamed Morsi, Ayman Al-Seirfy, has been released from Al-Qanater prison in Cairo after 96 days on hunger strike.

According to the Anadolu news agency, the Cairo administrative prosecution ordered Karima’s release yesterday.

Karima, 18, is an undergraduate student at Al-Azhar University and a student activist. She was arrested at her home on March 19, when police forces stormed into the apartment where she lived alone in Heliopolis. Heavily armed security forces broke into the apartment, smashed the door, and stole all her personal belongings, including jewellery, television, mobile phone and clothes.

Her family said she, and a number of her fellow student detainees, have been assaulted by other prisoners and prison guards, and that she has sustained injuries all over her body as a result.

 

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