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Sheikh Bassiouni

Sheikh Bassiouni expected to be released soon

The son of a 65-year-old Lenasia man detained in Egypt has confirmed that his father is expected to be released soon by the country’s authorities. It’s understood that Sheikh Bassiouni was moved from the notorious Tora Prison, to a local police station. He was arrested by national security at Cairo[…]

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Bassiouni’s health worsening, says son

Egyptian South African scholar Shaykh Abdus-Salaam Bassiouni is reportedly still struggling with immense back pain as he remains unjustly imprisoned in Cairo. Bassiouni’s son Bilaal told VOC News that his 65 year old father is in need of back surgery after suffering with pain for nine months and sleeping on[…]

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Free Bassiouni, chants protestors

“We are all Bassiouni” were the chants reverberating through Sandton in Johannesburg on Friday afternoon, as community members and civil society activists called for the release of Egyptian South African alim Shaykh Abdus Salaam Bassiouni. Sandton in Johannesburg came alive with the #FreeBassiouni protest held outside the African Union Summit,[…]

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Jhb advocate to assist Sh Bassiouni

Johannesburg based attorney Zehir Omar has now stepped in to assist an Egyptian-South African scholar currently imprisoned in Cairo. Sheikh Abdul Salam Bassiouni has been held at the Torah prison without charge since December last year. There has been little information as to the nature of his detention. The scholar[…]

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DIRCO assisting Sh Bassiouni

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has responded to concerns over the detention of elderly South African scholar, Sheikh Abdul Salam Jad Bassiouni, who was arrested at the Cairo International Airport upon his arrival in Egypt. Bassiouni, who holds dual Egyptian and South African citizenship, is reported to[…]

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