On Wednesday, April 19, the Egyptian authorities arrested Mohamed Al-Ghamry from his home. Mohamed is the brother of the Egyptian opposition journalist Hossam Al-Ghamry.
Hossam Al-Ghamry confirmed the news via his Twitter account, saying; “the National Security arrested my brother Mohamed Al-Ghamry,” adding that the Egyptian regime is “destroying Egypt and the lives of Egyptians.”
Mohamed Al-Ghamry is an engineer, and he is a father of four children. He has no interest or involvement in political activities.
The Egyptian security forces had arrested Hossam Al-Ghamry’s son, Youssef, six months ago, in response to Hossam’s calls to organise demonstrations in Egypt on November 11th.
Youssef Al-Ghamry, who is still detained until now, is a fifth-year student in the Faculty of Engineering, and he is 24 years old.
The Egyptian regime targets the families of dissidents, whether at home or abroad, in violation of international humanitarian standards that prohibit the application of collective punishment to a group of people for a crime committed by another person.