معنية برصد انتهاكات حقوق التعبير في حق الأفراد و المؤسسات.

Alexandria: Prosecutor Extends Pretrial Detention of Yellow Vests Prisoner

Montazah Prosecution, Alexandria, has handed lawyer Mohamed Ramadan another 15-day detention order pending case 16576/2018. 

The lawyer will be transferred to El Ghorbaniat Prison in Burj Al Arab Detention Center, according to his lawyer Mohamed Hafez. 

Ramadan, known as Abu Baibars, has been held in solitary confinement since December 10 as he is charged with possessing yellow vests to use in demonstrations against the Egyptian regime copycatting the protests that erupted in France.

Hafez, lawyer at AFTE, said that Ramadan’s medical condition is deteriorating because of the solitary confinement and the lack of medical care.  
 
Ramadan is also charged with joining a terrorist group and promoting its ideologies through social media, publishing fake news, and possessing illegal publications. 
 

25 December 2018 

Montazah Prosecution, Alexandria, has ordered the extension of lawyer Mohamed Ramadan’s pretrial detention pending case 16576/2018. 

Ramadan, known as Abu Baibars, has been held in solitary confinement since December 10 as he is charged with possessing yellow vests to use in demonstrations against the Egyptian regime copycatting the protests that erupted in France.

His lawyer, Mohamed Hafez, said that Ramadan’s medical condition is deteriorating because of the solitary confinement and the lack of medical care.  Ramadan requested medical consultation but the prosecution didn’t decide about the request yet, Hafez added. 
 
Ramadan is also charged with joining a terrorist group and promoting its ideologies through social media, publishing fake news, and possessing illegal publications. 
 
17 December 2018 
Alexandria Misdemeanor Appeal Court rejected the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression’s (AFTE) Appeal on detaining lawyer Mohamed Ramadan for 15 days for possessing five yellow vests. 
 
Ramadan, known as Abu Baibars, has been held since December 10, pending case 16576/2018. 
He is charged with possessing yellow vests to use in demonstrations against the Egyptian regime copycatting the protests that erupted in France.
 
His lawyer Mohamed Hafez confirmed that Ramadan did not have any yellow vests on him when he was arrested. He also pointed out that possessing yellow vests is not a crime according to the Egyptian Penal Code.   
 
Recently, Media outlets have circulated news about restricting retailers from selling yellow vests to walk-in buyers and limiting selling to wholesale sales to verified companies, but only after securing police permission. 
 
Ramadan is also charged with joining a terrorist group and promoting its ideologies through social media, publishing fake news, and possessing illegal publications
 
11 December 2018 
Montaza prosecution handed lawyer Mohamed Ramadan 15-day detention order for having five yellow vests pending case 16576/2018. 
Ramadan, known as Abu Baibars, was arrested yesterday and was held at the National Security headquarter in Alexandria. 
He is charged with possessing yellow vests to use in demonstrations against the Egyptian regime copycatting the protests that erupted in France, said Mohamed Hafez, lawyer at the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression. 
Hafez confirmed that Ramadan did not have any yellow vests on him. 
“possessing yellow vests is not a crime itself; there are no laws criminalizing having or wearing yellow shirts. These actions show that the current regime is terrified of repeating what has happened in France,” Hafez said.
possessing yellow vests is not a crime itself
Media outlets have circulated news about restricting retailers from selling yellow vests to walk-in buyers and limiting selling to wholesale sales to verified companies, but only after securing police permission. 
Ramadan is also charged with joining a terrorist group and promoting its ideologies through social media, publishing fake news, and possessing illegal publications.
He was sentenced in-absentia to 10 years in jail, 5 years of house arrest, and banning from using internet for 5 years in April 2017.
He was also sentenced to EGP 50,000 fine on June 2017 on a protesting case. But he was acquitted in this case only by late 2017.  
 
 
You might also like

Subscribe To AFTE Email List
No Thanks
Thanks for signing up.
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
×
×

WordPress Popup Plugin