CAIRO: Members of the Egyptian Bar Association on Sunday called off a days-long strike held in protest against the jailing of six colleagues, reports AFP.
The association had announced Thursday an open-ended strike to condemn their colleagues' sentencing to two years in jail over a court brawl earlier this month.
The move came after an appeals court on Sunday ordered the six be released and scheduled a verdict for February 5.
The lawyers had been sentenced on Wednesday for their part in the fight with three clerks during a court session in Marsa Matrouh on Egypt's Mediterranean coast on January 5, according to state-run daily Al-Ahram.
The association had earlier claimed there was a clear intention by authorities to keep the six lawyers in detention without real justification, denouncing a rush to bring them to trial without taking the time to carry out a real investigation.
Last month, in a rare display of dissent in a country where public demonstrations are banned, thousands of lawyers demonstrated in Cairo against the government's introduction of a new electronic invoicing system.