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Supreme State Security Prosecution renews the detention of Hussein Shehata and journalist Ahmed Abdel Majid for 15 days because of Facebook posts

Publish Date : Monday, 21 November, 2022
Last Update : Monday, 21 November, 2022
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20 November 2022 

On November 20, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of Hussein Shehata, and journalist at “Parliament newspaper”, Ahmed Fayez Abdel Majid for 15 days, in connection with case No. 2070 of 2022 (Supreme State Security). 

Security forces arrested Abdel Majid on November 9; because he published a post on his Facebook profile about activist Alaa Abdel Fatah being forced to end his hunger strike inside prison, while Shehata was arrested for publishing a post about price hikes and called to participate in November 11 demonstrations.

Both Abdel Majid and Shehata face charges of joining and financing a terrorist group, participating in a criminal agreement aiming to commit a terrorist act, and using social media with the aim to commit a terrorist act and inciting to commit a terrorist act.