Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression

After two weeks of enforced disappearance, prosecution decides the detention of the journalist Hassan Al-Bana

Although detention for 15 days has been decided after investigating the defendant without attorney, State Security Prosecution has prolonged the investigation of the journalist of AL-Shorouk, Hassan Al-Bana Mubarak for another day. This will be the third time the defendant has been investigated for. The prosecution has charged the Al-Bana along with Mostafa Al-A’sar with joining an illegally founded group in the lawsuit number 441/2018. This is after the police forces had arrested the two journalist on Sunday, February the 4th and abducted them. The families of the two journalist has reported their enforced disappearance for 14 days to the attorney general, and demanded the disclosure of the current state of the journalists and the reason for their disappearance.

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