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Around 500 people marched from downtown Cairo to the Appeals Prison in the Bab al-Khalq district on Monday in support of blogger and activist Alaa Abd El Fattah, who has been detained at the prison pending investigation into his alleged involvement in the recent violence at Maspero.
Military prosecutors announed yesterday that Abd El Fattah is to be kept at the prison for 15 days while investigations are conducted.
The marchers chanted slogans against the military council and called for the abolition of military tribunals for civilians. They were joined by a growing number of activists and bloggers from various political movements.
Abd El Fattah, a prominent Egyptian blogger, was arrested in 2006 during a demonstration calling for the independence of the judiciary.