7 Feb 2021
The Third Circuit Terrorism decided to renew the detention of Doctor Ahmed AlTomahy AbdelHay for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 649 of 2020, Supreme State Security.
He was arrested on June 3, 2020, but his whereabouts were unknown for 17 days, as he was forcibly disappeared at the Cairo National Security headquarters until he was brought before the Public Prosecution Office on June 20. He was imprisoned pending the Supreme State Security Case 649/2020 on charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news and statements, and misusing social media.
AlTohamy is a researcher in comparative politics and international relations, working as an assistant professor of political science at the Faculty of Economic Studies and Political Science at Alexandria University since 2014. He previously worked as a researcher and then a professor at the National Institute for Social and Criminal Research in Cairo from 2000 until 2014 and a researcher at the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies from 1996 until 2000. In 2019 he was a visiting professor at the Free University of Berlin. AlTohamy has published many writings in scientific periodicals.