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Criminal Court orders to extend the detention of dentist “Waleed Shawky” for 45 extra days

30 August 2021

The Third Circuit Criminal Terrorism, considered the detention order of dentist “Waleed Shawky Ahmed”, and ordered to renew his detention for 45 extra days, this came pending Case No. 880 of 2020 Limiting State Security, The mentioned court considered the order to renew the detention on Monday, August 30, 2021, in the presence of AFTE’s lawyer.

It’s noteworthy that, he was arrested from his clinic in El-Sayeda Zeinab on October 14, 2018, and he was listed in case No. 621 of 2018 Limiting State Security, Cairo Criminal Court had previously issued two decisions releasing him and replacing imprisonment with precautionary measures on October 23, 2019, and December 3, 2019, but they were not implemented, and he was rotated pending the current case on October 6, 2020

AFTE had previously called on his immediate release, in its statement 

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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