ElBaradei rejects interrogating activists without clear mechanism

Activists should not be questioned by Egyptian authorities without procedures being made clear, presidential hopeful Mohamed ElBaradei said Monday.

He described this as a security method used under former President Hosni Mubarak.

"Activists abducted & abused 4 "interrogation” w/o due process or anyone claiming responsibility. Mubarak’s security apparatus still intact," he wrote on Twitter.

On Saturday authorities arrested Mahmoud Shaaban, a member of the Alexandria campaign supporting ElBaradei for presidency, in order to get information about the relationship between ElBaradei’s campaign and the April 6 Youth Movement – which faces charges of receiving foreign funding – media reports said.

Shaaban was released on Sunday but did not say if it was the National Security Service that arrested him.

The service replaced the notorious State Security and Investigations Service a few months ago.

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