IHRC has been campaigning for Al-Shater, as one of its prominent prisoners of faith, asking for his release as well as the abolishment of military courts used against civilians.
Al-Shater, along with other members of the Muslim Brotherhood, were acquitted by a civil court on 29th January 2007. The case was then sent to a Military Tribunal by President Mubarak where they were sentenced to between 3-7 years, on 15th April 2008.
IHRC welcomes his release and calls on the Egyptian authorities to release all political prisoners.
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