Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression

Masr Al-Arabia chief editor to be released on bail

9 July 2018

After 3 months of detention, Giza Criminal court has decided the release of the editor in chief of Masr Al-Arabeya website, Adel Sabry on a 10 thousand EGP bail. Adel was charged with spreading false news, inciting against the constitution, joining a terrorist group and calling for demonstrations in lawsuit 4861/2018. Police forces raided the headquarter of the website on April 4 and arrested the editor and the national Security report has listed that the journalist has founded the website to spread fake inciting news against the state and in order to start national and international smear campaigns and rumors about the rising cost of living, the elections and human rights.


2 May 2018

Dokki prosecution has decided the detention of the editor in chief of Masr Al-Arabeya website, Adel Sabry, 15 days pending investigation. Adel is charged with spreading false news, inciting against the constitution, joining a terrorist group and calling for demonstrations.

National Security report has listed that the editor is a member of Muslim Brotherhood group, before an arrest warrant has been issued as part of the lawsuit number 441/2018 State Security, which includes the two journalists, Hassan AL-Banna and Mostafa AL-Aasar. The report has also mentioned that the journalist has founded the website to spread fake inciting news against the state and in order to start national and international smear campaigns and rumors about the rising cost of living, the elections and human rights.

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