AFTE’s Newsletter: October 2021

Date : Sunday, 31 October, 2021
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During the previous month (October), the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) monitored the state and problems of freedom of thought and expression in Egypt. Through its various units’ activities, AFTE issued statements that take a deeper look at some of the issues of freedom of thought and expression currently raised and provided legal aid in cases related to freedom of thoughts and expression.

1. Statements:

AFTE issued several statements during October, including:
– Statement titled Egypt: New escalation in human rights crimes as activists and defenders referred to Emergency State Security trials on fabricated charges where AFTE and eight human rights organizations denounce the referral of activists Alaa Abdel Fattah and Mohamed Ibrahim, known as Oxygen, and rights lawyer Mohamed al-Baqer to exceptional trial in the Emergency State Security Misdemeanor Court.

 

 

– AFTE also issued a statement Egypt: Arsenal of repressive laws ensure continuation of permanent state of emergency. After President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s announcement on 25 October lifting the emergency law across the country.

 

 

2. Legal Aid:

– The hearing session of the two lawsuits demanding broadcasting the sessions of the house of representatives and the Senate adjourned to November 7
– “Ayman Abdel-Halim” has been released; Renewing the Detention of “Kholoud Amer”
– The first hearings of “Haneen Hossam” retrial will begin on November 4th
– Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of journalist “Amer Abdel-Moneim” for 45 days
– Emergency State Security Court adjourns the trial of Mohamed Oxygen to November 1st session.
– Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of “Alaa Essam” for 45 days
– Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of lawyer “Amr Nohan” for 45 days
– Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of “Mohamed Mamdouh Abdel Halim” for 45 days
– Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of “Mohamed Salah” and “Ahmed Yousry Ghaly” for 45 days
– Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of “Ayman Abdel Moaty” for 45 days
– Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of “Naglaa Fathy Fouad” for 45 days
– Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of “Mohamed Safani Kobeisy” and “Hussein Ali Hussein” for 45 days
– Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of Quranist blogger “Reda Abdel-Rahman” for 45 days
– Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of “Mohammad Mokhaimer” and the precautionary measures of “Akram Farouk,” “Mohammad Mansour,” and “Walid Elgendy” for 45 days
– Criminal Court orders to extend the precautionary measures of “Hossam El-Saadany” for 45 days
– Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of “Ahmed Hassanein Mohamed Moussa” for 45 days
– South Cairo Criminal adjourns the trial of Dr. Ayman Mansour Nada to November 22 session.
– New Cairo Court orders to renew the detention of Dr. Ayman Mansour Nada
– AFTE files two lawsuits before the Administrative Judiciary Court demanding that Ahmed Doma and Omar Mohamed Ali remotely resume their studies digitally.
– Criminal court orders to release Mohamed Gaber Soliman El-Masry.
– Criminal Court orders to release Alaa Zaki Mohamed.

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