Protests against jailing of Egyptian girls to be held in Istanbul

Protesters will gather outside Istanbul's Fatih Mosque after Friday prayers.

Protests against jailing of Egyptian girls to be held in Istanbul

World Bulletin / News Desk

Demonstrations are set to be held in Istanbul to protest against the imprisonment of 14 young girls in Egypt.

Many non-governmental organizations are expected to participate in the protests, expected to take place after Friday prayers outside the Fatih Mosque. The protests plan to then walk to the Sarachane Park, in what organizers have called the ‘Freedom Code White’ march.

They have asked protesters to come dressed in all-white, in commemoration to the girls who were last seen in court dressed in the typical Egyptian all-white prison uniform.

The girls, who are all aged between 15 to 22, were given 11 years and one month prison terms for supposedly belonging to the 7elsob group, which is known to organize anti-coup protests every morning at 7 o’clock.

A number of organizations, including 7elsob, have been banned by the post-military coup interim government that took down the elected president Mohamed Morsi on July 3. Protests have also been banned unless permission is granted at last three days beforehand.

Last Mod: 29 Kasım 2013, 16:11
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