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Creators Detained

Mostafa Gamal Kamel

On March 1, 2018, the police forces arrested Gamal from his home in the 6th of October district, but he was not brought before the State Security Prosecution until March 4. The State Security Prosecution accused the graphic designer of…

Khaled Lotfy

Khaled Lotfy is the director and founder of Tanmia, the bookstore and publishing house. He was arrested in April 2018 on accusations of revealing military secrets and spreading rumors. On December 24, 2019, the Military Court of Cassation…

Motaaz Abd Al-Wahab

On October 18, 2020, director Moataz Abdel Wahab appeared before the State Security Prosecution, charged in pending new Case No. 855 of 2020 State Security Prosecution, day after the decision to release him in pending Case No. 586 of 2020…

Jalal Al-Behairi

On March 3, 2018, the Cairo Airport’s security forces arrested the Egyptian poet, Jalal Al-Behairi, after he arrived from abroad. He was brought before the State Security Prosecution for investigations in lawsuit No. 480/2018 Supreme State…

Mohamad Hawas

Hawas, the owner of Daad publishing house, was arrested after publishing a collection of poetry entitled “The Earth’s Best Women” written by the poet Jalal Al-Behairi. Hawas was detained in lawsuit number 4/2018 administrative misdemeanor…