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Supreme State Security Prosecution detains activist Mohamed Salah for 15 days pending a new case

The Supreme State Security Prosecution decided yesterday, August 24, to detain activist Mohamed Salah Abdel Aziz for 15 days pending investigations into case no. 855 of 2020 Supreme State Security, in which he faces charges of joining a terrorist group, financing that group, and publishing false news and information using an account on social media.

It is noteworthy that Salah was imprisoned pending case no. 488 of 2019 Supreme State Security. On July 19, 2020, the First Circuit/Terrorism decided to replace remand detention with precautionary measures, and the prosecution did not appeal the decision.

Indeed, he was transferred from Tora Prison to the Dar Al-Salam Police Department to complete the procedures for his release. He remained detained since the court’s decision until yesterday, when he was brought before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which decided to imprison him pending a new case.

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