AFTE’s Weekly Legal Bulletin (11: 18 September 2022) | The detention of journalist Mohamed Fawzy, singer El-Amir Fahim, and organizers of the Batman Helwan event renewed.

Date : Sunday, 18 September, 2022
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The Supreme State Security Prosecution 

September 12 hearings: 

 

The Supreme State Security Prosecution renewed the detention of Physical therapy student at Heliopolis University Anas Mahmoud Zahran, Cooperation Institute student Karim Mohamed Refaat, and high school students Mazen Reda, and Eslam Nagdy for 15 days in connection with Case No. 440 of 2022.

 

The four students were arrested on July 4, against the backdrop of participating in a parody event called “the battle of Batman in Helwan,” which included wearing a “Batman” costume and gathering in front of the Helwan metro station to choose the winner of the real Batman title. The four students face charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and inciting a terrorist act.

 

The Supreme State Security Prosecution renewed the detention of the singer and the Student at the Faculty of Commerce, El-Amir Fahim Ahmed, for 15 days, in connection with case No. 440 of 2022 (State Security).

Fahim was arrested on June 28 after he posted a video on TikTok wearing a military uniform and performing a song called “theaters and Cinemas.” which includes political projections on the country’s domestic situations. Fahim faces charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and using a social media account to commit a crime.

 

In a similar context, the Supreme State Security Prosecution renewed the detention of the Journalist at Eldyar newspaper, Mohamed Fawzy Mosaad, for 15 days, in connection with Case No. 440 of 2022 (State Security). Against the backdrop of several posting several posts including a post criticizing the Egyptian family’s breakfast party and the failure to pardon all those involved in Hossam Mu’nis case and another post about the martyred Palestinian journalist Sherine Abu Aqleh.

 

Mosaad was arrested on May 15; he was subjected to enforced disappearance for 14 days till he appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution on May 29, which in turn charged him with joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and inciting a terrorist act.

 

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