AFTE’s Weekly Legal Bulletin (21: 28 August 2022) | The detention hearings of Mohamed Abdel Halim and Ahmed Ezzat adjourned; the detention of 3 defendants was renewed

Date : Sunday, 28 August, 2022
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The detention hearings of Mohamed Abdel Halim and Ahmed Ezzat adjourned; the detention of 3 defendants was renewed

 

Criminal Courts 

August 21 hearings:

The Criminal Court (The Council Chamber) adjourned to August 29 the hearing of the detention order of Mohamed Mamdouh Abdel Halim, pending investigations into Case No. 855 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

Abdel Halim was arrested in November 2019; he faces charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and misusing social media.

In the same context, The Criminal Court (Second Terrorism Circuit) adjourned to August 28 the hearing of the detention order of Ahmed Maher Ezzat in connection with Case No. 855 of 2020 Supreme State Security.

In May 2020, Ezzat was arrested from his workplace pending a different case; after his release, he was rotated into the current case against charges of joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims, Using social media to commit the crime of spreading false news. The exact charges he faced in the first case.

On August 22, the Criminal Court (First Terrorism Circuit) renewed the detention of El-Hussaini Farghaly for 45 days into investigations of Case No. 330 of 2022 (State Security), in which he was convicted against the backdrop of posting videos on his Youtube channel discussing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Farghly faces charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and inciting a terrorist act.

 

On August 24, the Criminal Court (Second Terrorism Circuit) renewed the detention of Elsayed Mohamed Elsayed Hagras for 45 days, pending investigations into Case No. 2207 of 2021 (Supreme State Security).

Hagras was arrested from his house on September 24, 2021, after he posted on his Facebook profile about Photographic equipment prices hikes; he faces charges of joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims, using a social media account to spread false news, and statements for a terrorist purpose, and spreading false news and statements for a terrorist purpose.

On August 27, Sharqia Criminal Court (Circuit Seven) acquitted Abdel-Azim Mohamed Saeed in his first retrial session in connection with Case No. 3825 of 2015 (South Zagzig).

Sharqia Criminal Court retailed Saeed against the backdrop of the verdict in absentia issued against him on January 24, 2015, to ten years in prison on charges of joining a terrorist group, Demonstration, and show of force.

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