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Renewing the Detention of Dentist “Waleed Shawky” for 45 Days

9 May 2021

The third circuit (terrorism), decided on Sunday 9 May 2021, to renew the detention of dentist “Waleed Shawky” for 45 days pending investigation in case No. 880 of 2020, supreme state security, with the charge of joining a terrorist group.

Notably, he was arrest from his clinic located in El-Sayeda Zeinab, on October 14, 2018, and was held in pretrial detention of case No. 621 of 2018, supreme state security, a decision to Replace his Pretrial Detention with Precautionary Measures was issued, however, it wasn’t implemented, conversely, on 6 October 2020, he was re-imprisoned with new charges into a new case No.880 of 2020.

28 March 2021

The third circuit (terrorism), decided on Sunday 28 March 2020, to renew the detention of dentist “Waleed Shawky” for 45 days pending investigation in case No. 880 of 2020, supreme state security, with the charge of joining a terrorist group.

Notably, he was arrest from his clinic located in El-Sayeda Zeinab, on October 14, 2018, and was held in pretrial detention of case No. 621 of 2018, supreme state security, a decision to Replace his Pretrial Detention with Precautionary Measures was issued, however, it wasn’t implemented, conversely, on 6 October 2020, he was re-imprisoned with new charges into a new case No.880 of 2020.

2 March 2021

The Third Circuit (Criminal/Terrorism) decided in the February 23 session to renew the detention of the dentist Waleed Ahmed Shawky for 45 days pending investigations into Case No.880 of 2020 State Security, and was accused of joining a terrorist group.
It is noteworthy that on August 24 of the last year 2020, the First criminal Circuit decided to release Walid Shawky in Case No. 621 of 2018, with precautionary detention being replaced by one of the precautionary measures, but the decision has not proceeded and he was charged in a new case No. 880 of 2020 state security.
Shawky was arrested on Sunday, October 14, 2018, from his clinic in Al Sayeda Zainab.

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