The Journalist Mai Al-Sabagh and the photojournalist Ahmed Mostafa to be released
15th March 2018
8th March 2018
Al-Attareen Prosecution in Alexandria has ordered the detention of -the Emeriti newspaper- Al-Bayan’s journalist Mai Saeed Al-Sabagh, and the photo journalist Ahmed Mustafa, 15 days, pending investigation. The defendants are charged with joining an illegally founded group that aims for dismantling the constitution and the law, spreading false news in order to disturb the public order, topple the system and harm the interests of the state, receiving foreign funds, and practicing journalism without a license.
Police forces have arrested the journalists while filming a report on the tram of Alexandria as a heritage that lived for over than 150 years.
“Cheif prosecutor of Al-Atareen refused to give us the official papers of the case” said the attorney of the defendants Mohamed Hafez. He continued “after that I went to General East Alexandria Prosecution, who also refused to hand me any copies of the papers, without stating any reason”.