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Dismissing the appeal of detention order of quranist blogger “Reda Abdel Rahman” and renewing his detention for 45 days

28 April 2021

Zagazig Criminal Court has decided, today 28 April 2021, to dismiss the appeal filed by the Quranist blogger “Reda Abdel-Rahman”, and to renew his detention for 45 days pending investigations in Case No. 3418 of 2020, State Security (Emergency) Misdemeanour, in which “Reda” is facing charges of joining the terrorist group of ISIS, adopting terrorist and takfir ideas, and promoting them indirectly through the papers that were seized in his house.
 
“Reda” was arrested on August 21, 2020, from his house, after the issuance of an arrest warrant, based on the National Security’s investigations, Also, AFTE published a report entitled “Forbidden Belief: Report on the Imprisonment of Quranist Blogger Reda Abdel-Rahman” and urged the Public Prosecutor, to release the Quranist Blogger “Reda Abdel-Rahman” and close the case.

14 April 2021

The fifth circuit (Criminal) in Zagazig, has decided at its meeting today, Wednesday 14 April 2021, to renew the detention of the Quranist Blogger “Reda Abdel-Rahman Ali” for 45 days pending investigations in Case No. 3418 of 2020, Misdemeanours State Security Prosecution.

The blogger is facing charges including joining the terrorist group of ISIS, Adapting and spreading Takfiri ideas, through the organizational papers that were found at his house, and his blog entitled ” Justice Freedom & Peace”.
Notably, He was arrested on August 21, 2020, from his house, after the issuance of an arrest warrant, based on the National Security’s investigations, Also, AFTE published a report entitled “Forbidden Belief: Report on the Imprisonment of Quranist Blogger Reda Abdel-Rahman” and urged the Public Prosecutor, to release the Quranist Blogger “Reda Abdel-Rahman” and close the case.

 

11 March 2021

The Fourth Circuit held in the Zagazig Criminal Court has decided to dismiss the appeal filed by the Quranist blogger “Reda Abdel-Rahman”, and to renew his detention for 45 days pending investigations in Case No. 3418 of 2020, State Security (Emergency) Misdemeanour, in which “Reda” is facing charges of joining the terrorist group of ISIS, adopting terrorist and takfir ideas, and promoting them indirectly through the papers that were seized in his house.

It is worth mentioning that the blogger was arrested from his house on August 21, 2020, after his arrest decision was issued based on the national security’s investigations.

1 March 2021

The Zagazig Criminal Court decided to renew the detention of the Quranist Blogger “Reda Abdel-Rahman Ali” for 45 days pending investigations in Case No. 3418 of 2020, Misdemeanours State Security Prosecution.
Reda Abdel-Rahman was accused of “joining the terrorist organization of ISIS, adopting terrorist ideas, and promoting takfir ideas in an indirect way via organizational papers found at his house”.
Reda was arrested on August 21, 2020, from his house, after the issuance of an arrest warrant for him, based on the National Security’s investigations.
AFTE published “Forbidden Belief: Report on the Imprisonment of Quranist Blogger Reda Abdel-Rahman” and called the Public Prosecutor, to release Quranist Blogger Reda Abdel-Rahman and close the case.

16 February 2021

On February 16, Kafr Saqr State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of the Quranist Blogger “Reda Abdel-Rahman Ali” for 15 days pending investigations in Case No. 3418 of 2020, Misdemeanours State Security Prosecution.
Reda Abdel-Rahman was accused of “joining the terrorist organization of ISIS, adopting terrorist ideas, and promoting takfir ideas in an indirect way via organizational papers found at his house”.
Reda was arrested on August 21, 2020, from his house, after the issuance of an arrest warrant for him, based on the National Security’s investigations.

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