Jalal Al-Behairi

Arrest Date: March 3, 2018.
Legal Status: Pretrial detention pending investigations
Lawsuit Number: 2000/2021 Exclusive State Security.

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 Security, AKA: Balha Song Case. Al-Behairi faced charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and insulting the President of the Republic. The prosecution ordered his detention for 15 days, pending investigation. Then, on April 17, 2019, he was released under precautionary measures, and, eventually,  the State Security Prosecution lifted these measures on February 24, 2020.

On the other hand, the Military Prosecution initiated another investigation with Al-Behairi, on the next day of the arrest, because of writing a collection of poetry entitled “The Earth’s Best Women”, which included Balah Song. The prosecution ordered his detention on charges of spreading false news and rumors on the Egyptian Armed Forces and insulting the Egyptian Army via publishing a book includes insults to the Egyptian Army, in lawsuit No. 4/2018 Administrative Misdemeanor Military Prosecutor.

On July 31, 2018, the Military Court sentenced him to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 10000 EGP. Then, the Court of Cassation repealed the fine while maintaining the sentence in prison.

On July 31, 2021, Elbehery ended his imprisonment in the sentence issued against him in Lawsuit No. 4 of 2018, Administrative Misdemeanor Military Prosecutor.

The Ministry of Interior didn’t release him, as he kept in detention since he arrived at Kafr Shukr Police Station, from August 5, 2021, to 16 of the same month. He was transferred to the National Security headquarters in Benha until he appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution in the Fifth Settlement on September 5, 2021, charged in Lawsuit No. 2000 of 2021.

The Supreme State Security Prosecution charged Elbehery with accusations of joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes and spreading and broadcasting false news and statements that would harm public security before sentenced his detention for 15 days, pending investigations.

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