Lawyer Mahienour el-Masry snatched by police in Cairo street as hundreds arrested following protests

Human rights lawyer Mahienour el-Masry is one of hundreds who have been arrested in recent days, as part of an escalating crackdown in response to protests in a number of Egyptian cities demanding the resignation of Egyptian president Abdelfattah al-Sisi. According to reports from a friend who was speaking to her on the telephone during her arrest, and several eyewitness, Mahienour was bundled into a microbus by plain-clothed officers on the afternoon of 22 September after attending the prosecutor’s office to follow up on arrests of alleged protesters.

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