معنية برصد انتهاكات حقوق التعبير في حق الأفراد و المؤسسات.

After a 3 year ban on books and mail for Alaa Abd-Elfattah, Supreme Court obliges Ministry of Interior to lift the ban

20th February 2018

Supreme Court has decided to oblige Prison Authority of Ministry of Interior to lift the ban on books and mail for the activist Alaa Abd-Elfattah in his prison, that had lasted for three years.

Association for Freedom of Expression had filed lawsuit number 71/2010 Legal Year 71, to stay the execution of banning the activist from receiving the periodical journals for his job and two daily newspapers on his own expenses. This is in addition to obliging the administration to deliver him all his regular mails, and state their reasons for banning the mails and publications during his 5 years imprisonment in Tora Prison.

Although the lawsuit met all the requirements for urgent judicial review, the lawsuit has been going on for a year in courts, since the first hearing on February the 21st 2017” mentioned Alaa’s lawyer Hassan Al-Azhary. He continued “the court has adjourned the decision more than once and the Ministry of Interior has applied several unreasonable justifications. One of them was that the lawsuit is nothing but a propaganda and that there is a library inside the prison”.


8th February 2018

Supreme Court has decided to adjourn the decision on the activist Alaa Abd- elfattah’s appeal on banning him from receiving books, journals and mails in prison. This is without setting a date for the decision.

This is after the Association for Freedom of Expression has filed lawsuit number 71/2010 Legal Year 71, to stay the execution of banning the activist from receiving his jobs periodical journals and two daily newspapers on his own expenses. This is in addition to obliging the administration to deliver him all his regular mails, and state its reason for banning the mails and publications during his imprisonment for 5 years in Tora Prison.

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