Fairmont suspects’ families reportedly hold secret meeting to unify testimonies

Legal sources and lawyers involved in Egypt’s Fairmont Hotel gang rape case revealed details about a meeting between the families of suspects associated with the case and a lawyer. The meeting was supposedly held to establish a unified testimony between the families.

Al-Masry Al-Youm learned that the lawyer hosting the meeting imposed complete secrecy, excusing others who work in his office from their duties during the meeting.

Attendees were also asked to leave their mobile phones in their cars or outside of the room during the meeting.

Egypt’s Public Prosecution has detained three suspects, released three, and issued arrest warrants against four. Suspects avoiding arrest have been banned from leaving the country.

The National Council for Women thanked top prosecutor, Hamada al-Sawy, for issuing arrest warrants against the suspects in the case, which dates back to 2014.

In previous statements, Egypt’s Public Prosecution noted that the ongoing investigation, which includes a number of witness and victim interviews, is nearing completion.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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