By: Nourhan Dakroury
A doctor in Menufiya governorate was referred to public prosecutors on Monday for campaigning for Tamarod, a petition to withdraw confidence from President Mohamed Morsi.
According to a statement by the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR), Nagwa Saad Abdel Hamid, a doctor in Al-Sadat Hospital in Menufiya, was accused of distributing ‘Tamarod’ petitions in the hospital.
Abdel Hamid refused to appear before the public prosecutor, who is known to be a Muslim Brotherhood supporter, said the ECESR statement.
The statement also said the doctor will only appear before a judge, if the report filed against her was transferred to court.
Osama Bakr, a Tamarod spokesperson in Menufiya, claimed that members of the Freedom and Justice Party were the ones who filed a report against Abdel Hamid for campaigning for Tamarod.
Bakr added that the Tamarod campaign in the delta governorate of Menufiya has assigned lawyers to defend Abdel Hamid.
On another note, Bakr claimed that Tamarod has launched a campaign encouraging people to print political messages, such as “No to Morsi”, on money bills. He said that this would be a message that Egyptians can send to the president and his supporters.
Mai Wahba, Tamarod media coordinator, denied this, saying that this campaign, if it exists, was not initiated by Tamarod.