معنية برصد انتهاكات حقوق التعبير في حق الأفراد و المؤسسات.

Pretrial Detention of Journalist Shorouk Amgad Extended

15 December 2018

Cairo Criminal Court 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. 

Many other journalists are held pending the same case including Al-Shorouk’s Hassan Al-Banna, El Watan’s Zainab Abu Ouna, Mostafa Al-A’sar, and Masr Alarabeya’s chief editor Adel Sabry.

It is worth noting that blogger Wael Abbas was conditionally released pending the case On December, 3.

4 December 2018

Giza Criminal Court rejected journalist Mostafa Al-A’sar’s appeal on the 45-day extension of his remand pending case 441/2018.

Al-A’sar was arrested on February 4 along with fellow journalist Hassan Al-Banna. Then, they disappeared for two weeks before they were interrogated by the State Security Prosecutor.

The two journalists are charged with circulating fake news, joining illegal group and funding it.

There are many other journalists held in custody pending this case including Zeinab Abu Ouna, Shorouk Amgad, and Masr Alarabeya’s chief editor Adel Sabry.

It is worth noting that blogger Wael Abbas was conditionally released pending the case yesterday.

3 December 2018

Cairo Criminal Court has endorsed blogger Wael Abbas’ conditional release pending case 441/2018 and has rejected the State Security Prosecution’s appeal on the decision, originally issued two days ago.

Accordingly, he will have to visit the nearest police station to his house twice a week for a renewable 45 days after his release.

The vocal blogger has been in pretrial detention pending this case since May. There are many other journalists in remand detention pending the same case including Zeinab Abu Ouna, Shorouk Amgad, Hassan Al-Banna, Mostafa Al-A’sar, and Masr Alarabeya’s chief editor Adel Sabry. 

2 December 2018

Higher State Security Prosecution has appealed the conditional release of blogger Wael Abbas pending case 441/2018.  It also assigned circuit 25 of Giza Criminal Court to consider the appeal tomorrow.

It is worth noting that circuit 14 of the same court has ordered the release of the blogger yesterday with 45 days of renewable precautionary measures requiring him to visit the nearest police station to his house twice a week.

The vocal blogger has been in pretrial detention pending this case since May. There are many other journalists in remand detention pending the same case including Zeinab Abu Ouna, Shorouk Amgad, Hassan Al-Banna, Mostafa Al-A’sar, and Masr Alarabeya’s chief editor Adel Sabry. 

1 December 2018 

Giza Criminal Court conditionally released blogger Wael Abbas pending case 441. Accordingly, he will have to visit the nearest police station to his house twice a week for 45 days.

The vocal blogger has been in pretrial detention pending this case since May. There are still many other journalists in remand detention pending the same case including Zeinab Abu Ouna, Shorouk Amgad, Hassan Al-Banna, Mostafa Al-A’sar, and Masr Alarabeya’s chief editor Adel Sabry. 

28 November 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.

17 November 2018

Cairo Criminal Court renewed the remand of journalists Hassan Al-Banna and Mostafa Al-A’sar for 45 days pending case 441/2018.
It also extended the precautionary measures of Fatma Moussa, pre-production staff at Al-Araby TV, for 45 days pending the same case.
Moussa is charged with joining a terrorist group and spreading false news. Similarly, Al-Banna and Al-A’sar are facing similar charges of circulating fake news, and joining illegal group and funding it.
Al-Banna and  Al-A’sar were arrested on February 4. Then, they disappeared for two weeks before they were interrogated by the State Security Prosecutor. While Moussa was conditionally release in June after one-month detention.
Many other journalists and bloggers are being prosecuted pending the same case including Zeinab Abu Ouna, Wael Abbas, Shorouk Amgad, and Masr Alarabeya’s chief editor Adel Sabry. 
 

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 were 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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