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Criminal Court renews the detention of journalist Hamdy Elzaeem and Mohamed Elsaeed Salama for 45 days

Publish Date : Tuesday, 10 May, 2022
Last Update : Tuesday, 6 September, 2022
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4 September 2022 

On September 4, the Criminal Court (First Terrorism Criminal Circuit) decided to renew the detention of both journalist Hamdy Elzaeem and Mohamed Elsaeed Mohamed Salama for 45 days in connection with case No. 955 of 2020 (Supreme State Security Prosecution).

A security force arrested Elzaeem on January 4, 2021, he wasn’t brought before the Supreme State Security Prosecution till on the 16th day of the same month, while Salama was rotated into the current case after being detained pending two different cases. 

Both of them face charges of joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its objectives, spreading false news, and using an account on social media to commit a crime. 

9 May 2022 “Criminal Court renews journalist Hamdy Mokhtar’s detention for 45 days”

On Monday, May 9, the Criminal Court (The Third Circuit Terrorsim) decided to renew the detention of photojournalist Hamdy Mokhtar for 45 days, in connection with lawsuit No. 955 of 2020 (Supreme State Security Prosecution).

Mokhtar was arrested on January 4, 2021, after storming his house, he was brought before the State Security Prosecution on day 16 of the same month, which charged him with joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its objectives, spreading false news, and using an account on social media with the aim of spreading false news.