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Criminal Court orders 45 Extra Days of Detention for “Mohamed Mamdouh Abdel Halim” and “Zeyad Abou El-Fadl”

11 July 2021

The Council Chamber of the Criminal Court considered the detention order of both “Mohamed Mamdouh Abdel Halim” and “Zeyad Abou El-Fadl”, and ordered to renew their detention for 45 extra days, this came pending Case No. 855 of 2020 Supreme State Security, The mentioned court considered the order to renew the defendants’ detention on Sunday, July 11, 2021, in the presence of AFTE’s lawyer.

The Criminal Court had previously decided to release “Zeyad Abou El-Fadl” with precautionary measures, who had been detained pending Case No. 1739 of 2018, also a release order for “Mohamed Mamdouh Abdel Halim” with precautionary measures was issued, pending Case No. 1331 of 2019, however, the orders didn’t pass, and they were presented before the Supreme State Security Prosecution in Case No. 855 of 2020 Supreme State Security.

The investigations charged them with joining a terrorist group, and spreading false news, and using a social media account with the aim of spreading the false news.

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