CAIRO, July 30 – Egyptian security briefly detained senior members of the opposition Kefaya (Enough) Movement on Saturday during a protest against the nomination of President Hosni Mubarak for a fifth 6-year presidential term.
The protest, during which police beat protesters with batons and manhandled journalists, comes a day after Mubarak submitted his nomination papers to stand in Egypt’s first multi-candidate presidential election.
«Five of the people from Kefaya were released … Those released include Kamal Khalil, George Ishak and Amin Iskander,» a police source said without giving further details after nearly 30 people were detained.
Ishak is the coordinator of the Kefaya Movement, and Khalil and Iskander are senior activists in the group, one of several that took part in the demonstration.(reuters)