معنية برصد انتهاكات حقوق التعبير في حق الأفراد و المؤسسات.

Court Rejects Journalist Al-Banna’s Appeal on His Detention and Extends the Remand of Photojournalist Abu Ouna

14 November 2018

South Cairo Criminal Court rejected Hassan Al-Banna’s appeal on the 45-day extension of his remand pending case 441/2018. It also extended the pretrial detention of El Wattan’s photojournalist Zeinab Abu Ouna for 15 days pending the same case.

Al-Banna, journalist at Al-Shorouk newspaper, is charged with joining and funding an illegal group, and spreading false news. Similarly, Abu Ouna is accused of joining a banned group and circulating fake news.

Al-Banna and another fellow journalist Mostafa Al-A’sar were arrested on February 4. Then, they disappeared for two weeks before they are interrogated by the State Security Prosecutor. While Abu Ouna was stopped from Cairo International Airport on August 17, as she was on her way to attend a photography workshop in Lebanon.

The three journalists are now held in custody pending a case that includes other journalists and bloggers such Wael Abbas, Masr Alarabeya’s chief editor Adel Sabry, and Shorouk Amgad, among others.

6 November 2018

North Cairo Court rejected the appeal on the detention of El-Watan News photojournalist Zainab Abu Ouna. Accordingly, she will remain in pretrial detention pending case 441/2018.

Abu Ouna is accused of joining a terrorist group and publishing false news. She was stopped from Cairo International Airport on August 17, as she was on her way to attend a photography workshop in Lebanon. Then, she became one of the defendant of the case which includes other journalists such as Al-Shorouk’s Hassan Al-Banna, blogger Wael Abbas, Masr Alarabeya’s chief editor Adel Sabry, among others.

30 October 2018

State Security Prosecutor extended the detention of photojournalist Shorouk Amgad for 15 days pending investigations in case 441/2018 State Security.

Amgad is Facing the charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading fake news. The case includes other journalists such as Al-Shorouk’s Hassan Al-Banna, El Watan’s Zainab Abu Ouna , Masr Alarabeya’s chief editor Adel Sabry, and blogger Wael Abbas.

29 October 2018

State Security Prosecutor extended the detention of El-Watan News photojournalist Zainab Abu Ouna for 15 days pending investigations in case 441/2018 State Security.

Abu Ouna is accused of joining a terrorist group and publishing false news. She was stopped from Cairo International Airport on August 17, as she was on her way to attend a photography workshop in Lebanon. Then, she became one of the defendant of the case which includes other journalists such as Al-Shorouk’s Hassan Al-Banna, blogger Wael Abbas, Masr Alarabeya’s chief editor Adel Sabry, among others.

16 October 2018

State Security Prosecutor extended the detention of prominent blogger Wael Abbas for 45 days pending case 441/2018 State Security.
Abbas has already spent 150 days of pretrial detention.
He is accused of joining a terrorist group, misusing social media, and publishing false news.
The case includes other journalists such as Al-Shorouk’s Hassan Al-Banna, El Watan’s Zainab Abu Ouna , Masr Alarabeya’s chief editor Adel Sabry, among others.

15 October 2018

State Security Prosecutor extended the detention of El-Watan News photojournalist Zainab Abu Ouna for 15 days pending investigations in case 441/2018 State Security.
Abu Ouna is accused of joining a terrorist group and publishing false news. She was stopped from Cairo International Airport on August 17, as she was on her way to attend a photography workshop in Lebanon. Then, she became one of the defendant of the case which includes other journalists such as Al-Shorouk’s Hassan Al-Banna, blogger Wael Abbas, Masr Alarabeya’s chief editor Adel Sabry, among others.
19 February 2018

Although detention for 15 days has been decided after investigating the defendant without attorney, State Security Prosecution has prolonged the investigation of the journalist of AL-Shorouk, Hassan Al-Bana Mubarak for another day. This will be the third time the defendant has been investigated for. The prosecution has charged the Al-Bana along with Mostafa Al-A’sar with joining an illegally founded group in the lawsuit number 441/2018. This is after the police forces had arrested the two journalist on Sunday, February 4, and abducted them. The families of the two journalist has reported their enforced disappearance for 14 days to the attorney general, and demanded the disclosure of the current state of the journalists and the reason for their disappearance.

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