AFTE’s Newsletter: April 2022

Date : Monday, 9 May, 2022
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During April, 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 and reports 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. Publications:

Publication of The first quarterly report on the state of freedom of expression in Egypt (January – March 2022) The report also reviews and analyzes the patterns of violations that were monitored and documented during the period from 1 January to 31 March 2022, towards the right to freedom of expression in its various forms.

2. Statements:

AFTE issued the following statement in April:
Statement Evidence of the abnormal death of economic researcher Ayman Hadhoud Involvement extends to National Security, the Public Prosecution, and Abbasiya Mental Health Hospital on the tragic circumstances of the death of economic researcher Ayman Hadhoud.

3. Legal Aid:

– Disciplinary hearing of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy adjourned to May 1
– Hearing of Moka Hegazy’s appeal against verdict of 3 years in prison adjourned to April 26
– Despite exceeding two years in pretrial detention; Criminal Court renews Alaa Essam’s and Amr Abdel-Moneim’s detention for 45 days
– Criminal Court renews Journalist Tawfiq Ghanem’s detention for 45 days
– despite the deterioration of his health conditions; Criminal Court renews Journalist Amer Abdel-Moneim’s detention for 45 days
– Criminal Court renews Sameh Saudi’s detention for 45 days pending his third lawsuit
– Criminal Court renews Marwa Arafa’s detention for 45 days
– Criminal Court renews Ahmed Maher Ezzat’s detention pending his second lawsuit
– Criminal Court renews activist Mohamed Salah’s detention for 45 days
– Court of Appeal ruled its lack of jurisdiction to examine Mawaddah al-Adham’s appeal against verdict to fine her 300,000 EGP
– State delegated Authority to advise Mohamed Moussad Attia’s appeal against Tertiary Admissions Centre and The minister of higher education on April 27
– State delegated Authority to advise Mohamed Lotfy Abdellatif’s appeal against Tertiary Admissions Centre and The minister of higher education on April 27
– Criminal Court renews Estshhad Kamal Rezk’s detention for 45 days
– Criminal Court renews Omar Al-Hout’s detention for 45 days pending his seventh lawsuit
– Criminal Court renews Moataz-Bellah Hasab-Elnaby’s detention for 45 days
– Hearing of lawsuit demanding to allow Ahmed Doma to remotely resume his studies online adjourned to May 8
– Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Haneen Hossam to 3 years in prison and a fine of 200 thousand Egyptian pounds
– Agouza Appeal Court acquits Ahmed Lotfy
– A request to the prosecution to file a civil claim regarding Ayman Hadhoud’s death
Mohamed Salah released under the guarantee of his residence
Naglaa Fathy Fouad released under the guarantee of her residence
– Dentist Waleed Ahmed Shawky released under the guarantee of his residence
– Juvenile Misdemeanour Court to adjudicate Moka Hegazy’s appeal against verdict of 3 years in prison on May 31
– Criminal Court examines new lawsuit against Ayman Mansour Nada tomorrow
Ahmed Mohamed Abu Khalil released
– Supreme State Security Prosecution resumes investigations with broadcaster Hala Fahmy
– Criminal Court renews journalist Rabea Elsheikh’s detention for 45 day
– Criminal Court refers lawsuit against Ayman Mansour Nada before Court of Appeal

In conjunction with the World Press Freedom Day, AFTE demands the release of detained journalists against the backdrop of their journalistic work and calls for an end to press freedom violations.

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