Naughty Street Children? Four more members of satirical band arrested in Egypt

Published May 10th, 2016 - 12:16 GMT
Ezz El-Din Khaled, 19, was ordered release on EGP 10,000 bail but the prosecution appealed the decision and Khaled remains detained. (File photo)
Ezz El-Din Khaled, 19, was ordered release on EGP 10,000 bail but the prosecution appealed the decision and Khaled remains detained. (File photo)

Four more members of Street Children (Atfal Shawaree) satirical performance art troupe were arrested on Monday on accusations of inciting protests and publishing videos on the internet that insult state institutions. 

Mohamed Adel, Mohamed Dessouki, Mohamed Gabr and Mohamed Yehia were taken to Sayeda Zeinab police station Monday and are waiting for the prosecutor's decision Tuesday on whether they will be released or detained, Mahmoud Osman, one of their lawyers, told Ahram Online.

On Sunday, the group's youngest member, Ezz El-Din Khaled, 19, was ordered release on EGP 10,000 pending investigation into charges of inciting protests and uploading videos "insulting state institutions." However, the prosecution appealed the decision and Khaled remains detained.

The six-member performance group gained popularity among youths with internet videos they that mock societal norms as well as the discourse of some government officials and supporters.

Street Children released their first video in January 2016.  The troupe's last video was titled "Sisi is my president."

By El-Sayed Gamal El-Din  


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