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Recycling “Omar Al-Hout” for the sixth time

13 July 2021

Abu Kabir Prosecution had decided to detain “Omar Mahmoud Abdel Rahman Al-Hout” 15 days pending investigations, and to include him in lawsuit No. 1873 State Security Misdemeanour of Abu Kabir, This came instead of releasing him after he had served his period of imprisonment of lawsuit No. 1044 of 2021.

And after his arrest in 2014, he first was detained pending lawsuit No. 5736 of 2014 new Cairo, and a decision was issued to release him on a financial bail of ten thousand pounds, but the decision was not implemented and the defendant was subjected to enforced disappearance.

He was recycled pending another case, No. 3557 of 2013 in which he faced charges of joining demonstrations inside Zagazig University, and was sentenced to five years in prison and five more years of probation, which ended on January 5 last year.

While he was transferred from Wadi el-Natrun Prison to Abu Kabir Police Station to carry out the procedures for his release, he was illegally detained, pending lawsuit No. 1607 of 2020 state security misdemeanor, and was charged with joining a terrorist group and promoting its ideas, possessing publications.

For the fourth time, instead of releasing him for serving his sentence, he was investigated pending lawsuit No. 3139 of 2020, with the same old charges, and the court decided to imprison him for two months, till he was recycled again pending the fifth lawsuit No. 1044 of 2021 and he was Sentenced 3 month in prison, to be included again pending the current lawsuit.

1 June  2021

The Emergency State Security Misdemeanors court (Abu Kabir center) decided on last Tuesday’s session june 1st, to imprison Omar Mahmoud al-Hout for 3 months in case no. 1044 of 2021Emergency State Security Misdemeanors, after accusations of joining a terrorist group and promoting its ideas through publications that were confiscated during his arrest.

Notably, this is the first time the defendant had been recycled in new cases instead of releasing him, the decision came despite being in custody pending multiple cases since 2014, as first he was detained pending lawsuit No. 5736 of 2014 new Cairo, and a decision was issued to release him on a financial bail of ten thousand pounds, but the decision was not implemented and the defendant was subjected to enforced disappearance.

He was recycled pending another case, No. 3557 of 2013 in which he faced charges of joining demonstrations inside Zagazig University, and was sentenced to five years in prison and five more years of probation, which ended on January 5 last year.

While he was transferred from Wadi el-Natrun Prison to Abu Kabir Police Station to carry out the procedures for his release, he was illegally detained, pending lawsuit No. 1607 of 2020 state security misdemeanor, and was charged with joining a terrorist group and promoting its ideas, possessing publications.

For the fourth time, instead of releasing him for serving his sentence, he was investigated pending lawsuit No. 3139 of 2020, with the same old charges, and the court decided to imprison him for two months, till he was recycled again pending the current case.

26 July 2020

The Emergency State Security Misdemeanors court decided, at the July 25th session, to imprison Omar Mahmoud al-Hout for two months in case no. 154 of 2020 – registered with No. 607 of 2020, in addition to a fine of LE 500.  Al-Hout is accused of possession of leaflets promoting terrorist ideas.

5 July 2020

The Emergency State Security Misdemeanors court,  decided, after hearing the defense pleadings of Omar Mahmoud al-Hout, at a session yesterday, July 4, to set his case, No. 154 of 2020 – registered with No. 607 of 2020, for adjudication on the July 25, 2020 session.

The prosecution accused al-Hout of possession of leaflets promoting terrorist ideas.

It is worth noting that the defendant was detained by the police as he was serving a five-year prison sentence in case No. 15857 of 2015  Zagazig Second Criminal, in which he was accused of demonstrating inside Zagazig University and joining a banned group.

The defendant served his term on January 10, 2020, but he was not released, to be charged with the charges mentioned in the new case.

It is noteworthy that the defendant was a student at the Faculty of Pharmacy at Zagazig University, and he finished his studies while he was in prison, where he completed the exams of his last two years of school while in prison.

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