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Renewing the Detention of “Hamed Sedeek” for 45 Days Pending Investigations

4 May 2021

The council chamber of the criminal court, had decided at its meeting held yesterday, May the 4th 2021, at the police secretary academy, to renew the detention of “Hamed Sedeek” for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 1356 of 2019, Supreme state security.

“Hamed” is accused of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and misusing social media.
notably, he was previously on a partial hunger strike, due to the continued prevention of visits, and illegal pretrial detention, in addition to violating the provisions of the Constitution and the law and his rights represented in placing him in a supermax prison, which is a prison for the convicts and not for those who are held in pretrial detention.

 

6 April 2021

The council chamber of the criminal court, decided on its meeting held on Thursday, April the 6th, at the police secretary academy, to renew the detention of “Hamed Sedeek” for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 1356 of 2019, Supreme state security.

“Hamed” is accused of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and misusing social media.

1 March 2021

The Criminal Court decided, in the March 1th session, to renew the detention of Hamed Sedeek for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 1356 of 2019, Supreme State Security, in which he is accused of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and misuse of social media.

27 July 2020

The Criminal Court decided, in the July 27th session, to renew the detention of lawyers, Mohamed Al-Baqer and Hamed Sedeek, and blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 1356 of 2019, Supreme State Security.

21 Jun 2020

Yesterday, the Criminal Court (Fifth circuit/Terrorism) decided to renew the detention of lawyers, Mohamed Al-Baqer and Hamed Sedeek, for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 1356 of 2019, Supreme State Security. This is their third renewal of detention without their attendance from Tora Maximum Security Prison 2, and their fourth renewal of detention session, as one of the sessions was postponed.

The last session that Al-Baqer and Sedeek attended was on February 20, 2020, and since then they have not attended any of the renewal of detention sessions; they also did not have any communication with their lawyers. During this period, Al-Baqer sent only one letter from his prison, while Sedeek did not send any letters.

It is worth noting that Al-Baqer was detained while he was present before the Supreme State Security Prosecution to defend activist and blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah on September 29, 2019, and was included in the same case as Abdel-Fattah, no. 1356 of 2019, Supreme State Security.

The prosecution accused Al-Baqer and Sedeek with several accusations, among them, “joining a terrorist group knowing its objectives, financing that terrorist group, publishing and broadcasting false news and information, and misusing a social media account for the purpose of committing the crime of spreading false news.”

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