معنية برصد انتهاكات حقوق التعبير في حق الأفراد و المؤسسات.

Satirist Shady Abu Zeid to Be Released Temporarily to Attend His Dad’s Burial

State Security Prosecution approved on Sunday a request of the detained satirical vlogger Shady Abu Zeid’s lawyers for a temporary release order allowing Shady to attend the burial and the funeral of his father. 

The satirist’s father passed away on Saturday after his medical condition deteriorated significantly since Shady’s detention, according to sources close to the vlogger’s family members.   

Shady was detained from his house on May 6, 2018. Since then, he has been held in remand pending case 621/2018 as he is charged with spreading false news and joining an illegal group. 

The defendant’s lawyer Mokhtar Monir had submitted a plea a week ago to allow Shady to visit his father in hospital but the prosecution did not get back to Monir about the request, local news outlets reported. 

30 December 2018 
State Security Prosecutor extended the pretrial detention of Waleed Shawky and Ayman Abdel Moa’ty for 15 days pending investigations in case 621/2018.
 
The two defendants are charged with joining a terrorist group, spreading rumors, and misusing social media. 
 
Shawky, dentist and former April 6 Youth Movement member, was arrested from his clinic in Sayeda Zainab neighborhood, Cairo, on October 14. Then, he disappeared for six days. On October 20, he was found at State Security Prosecution at New Cairo where he was interrogated pending case 621/2018. 
 
Similarly, Ayman Abdel Moa’ty, distribution manager at Al Maraya publishing house, was arrested from the publishing house headquarter in Downtown, Cairo, on October 18, and was interrogated on October 20. 
 
This case also includes prominent activist Shady El-Ghazaly Harb, April 6 members Amal Fathy and Sherif Al-Rouby, bloggers Mohamed Oxygen and Shady Abu Zeid, along with lawyers Ahmed Sabry Abu Alam and Sayed El-Banna.
 
26 December 2018
State Security Prosecutor extended the pretrial detention of lawyer Sayed El-Banna for 15 days pending investigations in case 621/2018. 
 
El-Banna was arrested on October 14, and was interrogated two days later. He is charged with joining a terrorist group and promoting its ideologies, along with spreading false news.
 

Lawyer Sabry Abu Alam, former April 6 Youth Movement member Waleed Shawky, and Al-Maraya publishing house’s marketing manager, Ayman Abdel Moa’ty, have were also detained pending the same lawsuit  in October. 

The case also includes prominent activist Shady El-Ghazaly Harb, April 6 members Sherif Al-Rouby and Amal Fathy, bloggers Mohamed Oxygen and Shady Abu Zeid. 

25 December 2018 

Cairo Criminal Court has renewed the pretrial detention of satirical vlogger Shady Abu Zeid for 45 days pending case 621/2018. 

The court also extended the precautionary measures of activist and former April 6 Youth Movement member Amal Fathy for 45 days pending the same case. 

Fathy was handed a conditional release order on December 18, yet she is still in jail due to the delay in the process, said Ahmed Othman, lawyer at the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression.

Abu Zeid and Fathy are charged with joining a terrorist group and publishing false news in this case. 

It is worth mentioning that dentist and former April 6 Youth Movement member Waleed Shawky and Al Maraya publishing house’s marketing manager, Ayman Abdel Moa’ty, have been recently held pending the same lawsuit  621/2018.

The case also includes prominent activist Shady El-Ghazaly Harb, April 6 member Sherif Al-Rouby, blogger Mohamed Oxygen, along with lawyers Ahmed Sabry Abu Alam and Sayed El-Banna.

18 December 2018

Cairo Criminal Court ordered the release of activist and April 6 youth Movement member, Amal Fathy, with precautionary measures pending case 621/2018.

Fathy is charged with joining a terrorist group and publishing false news in this case. 

The activist is also being prosecuted pending case 7991/2018 for complaining about sexual harassment in Egypt over a Facebook video published on her personal Facebook account.

It is worth mentioning that dentist and former April 6 Youth Movement member Waleed Shawky and Al Maraya publishing house’s marketing manager, Ayman Abdel Moa’ty, have been recently held pending the same lawsuit  621/2018.

The case also includes prominent activist Shady El-Ghazaly Harb, April 6 member Sherif Al-Rouby, bloggers Mohamed Oxygen and Shady Abu Zeid, along with lawyers Ahmed Sabry Abu Alam and Sayed El-Banna.

17 December 2018

State Security Prosecutor extended the detention of Ayman Abdel Moa’ty, marketing and distribution manager at Al Maraya publishing house, for 15 days pending case 621/2018.

Abdel Moa’ty was arrested from the publishing house headquarter in Downtown, Cairo, on October 18, and was interrogated on October 20. He is charged with joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and promoting terrorism.

It is worth mentioning that dentist and former April 6 Youth Movement member Waleed Ahmed Shawky has been recently held pending the same lawsuit. The case also includes prominent activist Shady El-Ghazaly Harb, April 6 members Amal Fathy and Sherif Al-Rouby, bloggers Mohamed Oxygen and Shady Abu Zeid, along with lawyers Ahmed Sabry Abu Alam and Sayed El-Banna.

16 December 2018

State Security Prosecutor extended the pretrial detention of Waleed Shawky for 15 days pending investigations in case 621/2018. 
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The dentist and former April 6 Youth Movement member is charged with joining a terrorist group, spreading rumors, and misusing social media. However, his lawyer, Ahmed Othman, confirmed that he left April 6 Youth Movement over a year ago. 
 
Shawky was arrested from his clinic in Sayeda Zainab neighborhood, Cairo, on October 14. Then, he disappeared for six days. On October 20, he was found at State Security Prosecution at New Cairo where he was interrogated pending case 621/2018.
 
This case also includes prominent activist Shady El-Ghazaly Harb, April 6 members Amal Fathy and Sherif Al-Rouby, bloggers Mohamed Oxygen and Shady Abu Zeid, manager at Al Maraya publishing house Ayman Abdel Moa’ty along with lawyers Ahmed Sabry Abu Alam and Sayed El-Banna.

 

8 December 2018

South Cairo Criminal Court renewed the detention of April 6 group member Sherif Al-Rouby along with blogger and activist Mohamed Ibrahim, known as Mohamed Oxygen, for 45 days pending investigations in case 621/2018.
 
The two defendants are accused of joining a terrorist group and publishing false news.
 

It is worth mentioning that dentist and former April 6 Youth Movement member Waleed Ahmed Shawky has been recently held pending the same lawsuit.

Additionally, the case includes prominent activist Shady El-Ghazaly Harb, April 6 Youth Movement member Amal Fathy, video blogger Shady Abu Zeid, along with lawyers Ahmed Sabry Abu Alam and Sayed El-Banna. 

 

21 November 2018

State Security Prosecutor extended the detention of Ayman Abdel Moa’ty, marketing and distribution manager at Al Maraya publishing house, for 15 days pending case 621/2018.

Abdel Moa’ty was arrested from the publishing house headquarter in Downtown, Cairo, on October 18, and was interrogated on October 20. He is charged with joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and promoting terrorism.

It is worth mentioning that dentist and former April 6 Youth Movement member Waleed Ahmed Shawky has been recently held pending the same lawsuit. The case also includes prominent activist Shady El-Ghazaly Harb, April 6 members Amal Fathy and Sherif Al-Rouby, bloggers Mohamed Oxygen and Shady Abu Zeid, along with lawyers Ahmed Sabry Abu Alam and Sayed El-Banna.

13 November 2018

State Security Prosecutor extended the pretrial detention of Waleed Shawky and Sayed El-Banna for 15 days pending investigations in case 621/2018. 
El-Banna (lawyer) was arrested on October 14, and was interrogated two days later. He is charged with joining a terrorist group and promoting its ideologies, along with spreading false news.
Similarly, Shawky is charged with joining a terrorist group, spreading rumors, and misusing social media.The dentist and former April 6 Youth Movement member was arrested from his clinic in Sayeda Zainab neighborhood, Cairo, on October 14. Then, he disappeared for six days. On October 20, he was found at State Security Prosecution at New Cairo where he was interrogated pending case 621/2018.
This case also includes prominent activist Shady El-Ghazaly Harb, April 6 members Amal Fathy and Sherif Al-Rouby, bloggers Mohamed Oxygen and Shady Abu Zeid, manager at Al Maraya publishing house Ayman Abdel Moa’ty along with lawyers Ahmed Sabry Abu Alam. 
 

31 October 2018

State Security Prosecutor has ordered the detention of Ayman Abdel Moa’ty, marketing and distribution manager at Al Maraya publishing house, for 15 days pending case 621/2018.

Abdel Moa’ty was arrested from the publishing house headquarter in Downtown, Cairo, on October 18, and was interrogated on October 20. He is charged with joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and promoting terrorism.

It is worth mentioning that dentist and former April 6 Youth Movement member Waleed Ahmed Shawky has been recently held pending the same lawsuit. The case also includes prominent activist Shady El-Ghazaly Harb, April 6 members Amal Fathy and Sherif Al-Rouby, bloggers Mohamed Oxygen and Shady Abu Zeid, along with lawyers Ahmed Sabry Abu Alam and Sayed El-Banna.

29 October 2018

 State Security Prosecutor has ordered the detention of dentist and former April 6 Youth Movement member Waleed Ahmed Shawky for 15 days pending case 621/2018.

The dentist was arrested from his clinic in Sayeda Zainab neighborhood, Cairo, on October 14. Then, he was subject to enforced disappearance for six days. On October 20, he was found at State Security Prosecution at New Cairo where he was interrogated pending case 621/2018.

Shawky was asked about his activities with April 6 Youth Movement which he left more than a year ago, said Ahmed Othman, lawyer at the Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression. He is charged with joining a terrorist group, spreading rumors, and misusing social media.

This case includes other activists who are facing similar charges such as Shady El-Ghazaly Harb, April 6 members Amal Fathy and Sherif Al-Rouby, bloggers Mohamed Oxygen and Shady Abu Zeid, along with lawyers Ahmed Sabry Abu Alam and Sayed El-Banna.


28 October 2018

State Security Prosecutor extended the preventative detention of activist and April 6 youth Movement member, Amal Fathy, for 15 days pending case 621/2018. She is facing the charges of joining a terrorist group and publishing false news in this case. 

It is worth noting that the other April 6 member Sherif Al-Rouby and blogger Mohamed Ibrahim, known as Mohamed Oxygen, are held pending the same case and facing similar charges. 


23 October 2018

Chamber 15 of Giza Criminal Court renewed the detention of April 6 group member Sherif Al-Rouby along with blogger and activist Mohamed Ibrahim, known as Mohamed Oxygen, for 45 days pending investigations in case 621/2018. The two defendants are accused of joining a terrorist group and publishing false news. It is worth noting that the other April 6 group member Amal Fathy is held pending the same case and facing similar charges. 


22 April 2018 

State Security Prosecution has decided the detention of 6th of April group member, Sherief Al-Rouby, and the journalist and blogger Mohamed Ibrahiem, known as Mohamed Oxygen, 15 days pending investigation. The defendants are charged with joining a terrorist group and spreading false news in lawsuit number 621/2018.

The two defendants we forcefully disappeared before appearing in front of the court, as Sherief AL-Rouby has been disappeared for 10 days, while Oxygen has been disappeared for a week.

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