Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression

Renewing the Detention of “Belal Abdel-Razek” and “Mohamed Soliman El-Masrey” for 45 Days Pending Investigations

29 March 2021

The council chamber of the criminal court, held in the police institute, has decided at its meeting on Monday 29 March 2021, to renew the detention of both “Belal Abdel Razek” and “Mohamed Gaber Soliman El-Masry” for 45 days, in Case No. 488 of 2019 Supreme State Security.

The prosecution charged them with: joining a terrorist group and promoting its aims, spreading false news, misusing social media to achieve these goals.

Notably, both Belal and Mohamed had been detained since 2019.

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