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After more than one year in pre-trial detention Criminal Court renews the detention of rights lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw for 45 days

Publish Date : Monday, 5 December, 2022
Last Update : Thursday, 7 December, 2023
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December 6, 2023

On December 6 and after one year in pre-trial detention, the Criminal Court (First Circuit) decided to renew the detention of human rights lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw for 45 days pending investigations of lawsuit No. 1940 of 2022 Supreme State Security.

Security forces arrested El-Helw from his house on November 7 in conjunction with the random arrests by the security forces with the increasing calls for demonstrations on November 11. El-Helw was illegally detained for 6 days till he appeared before the prosecution facing accusations of joining a terrorist group.

25 October 2023 

On October 25, the Criminal Court (First Circuit) decided to renew the detention of human rights lawyer, Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw, for 45 days, pending investigations of lawsuit No. 1940 of 2022 (Supreme State Security).

Security forces arrested El-Helw from his house on November 7, in conjunction with the random arrests by the security forces with the increasing calls for demonstrations on November 11; he was illegally detained for 6 days till he appeared before the prosecution against accusations of joining a terrorist group.

10 September 2023 

On September 10, the Criminal Court (First Circuit) decided to renew the detention of human rights lawyer, Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw, for 45 days, pending investigations of lawsuit No. 1940 of 2022 (Supreme State Security).

Security forces arrested El-Helw from his house on November 7, in conjunction with the random arrests by the security forces with the increasing calls for demonstrations on November 11; he was illegally detained for 6 days till he appeared before the prosecution against accusations of joining a terrorist group.

20 June 2023 “Criminal Court renews lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw’s detention for 45 days”

On June 20, the Criminal Court (First Circuit) decided to renew the detention of human rights lawyer, Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw, for 45 days, pending investigations of lawsuit No. 1940 of 2022 (Supreme State Security).

Security forces arrested El-Helw from his house on November 7, in conjunction with the random arrests by the security forces with the increasing calls for demonstrations on November 11; he was illegally detained for 6 days till he appeared before the prosecution against accusations of joining a terrorist group.

8 May 2023 “Criminal Court renews the detention of lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw, who has been in pretrial detention for six months, for 45 days”

On 8 May, the Criminal Court (First Circuit) decided to renew the detention of human rights lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw, for 45 days, pending investigations of lawsuit No. 1940 of 2022 (Supreme State Security).

The human rights lawyer, who’s been providing legal aid to prisoners of conscience and political prisoners, was arrested from his house on the 7th of November against the grounds of a detention order issued against him by the Public Prosecution; his pretrial detention, which has been in place for six months now, is still being renewed without committing a crime. The investigations accused El-Helw of joining a terrorist group. 

28 March 2023 “Criminal Court renews lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw’s detention for 45 days”

On March 28, the Criminal Court (Third Circuit) decided to renew the detention of human rights lawyer, Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw, for 45 days, pending investigations of case No. 1940 of 2022 (Supreme State Security).

Security forces arrested El-Helw from his house on November 7, and after six days he appeared before the prosecution against accusations of joining a terrorist group. 

26 February 2023 “For the 8th time, the detention of human rights lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw renewed for 15 days” 

In the hearing of February 26, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw, for the 8th time for 15 days, pending investigations of case No. 1940 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

El-Helw was illegally detained for six days after his arrest took place based on a detention order issued by the Public Prosecution against him; El-Helw and several political activists were arrested during the period when the calls for the November 11 demonstrations were increasing. El-Helw is accused of joining a terrorist group against his human rights work. 

12 February 2023 “Supreme State Security Prosecution renews the detention of human rights lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw for 15 days”

On February 12, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw, for 15 days, pending investigations into case No. 1940 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

El-Helw was arrested on November 7 based on a detention order issued by the Public Prosecution against him; he appeared before the prosecution on November 13 and faces charges of joining a terrorist group. 

29 January 2023

On January 29 hearing session, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of human rights lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw, pending investigations into case No. 1940 of 2022 (Supreme State Security), for 15 days. 

El-Helw’s arrest came in conjunction with the random arrests by the security forces with the increasing calls for demonstrations on November 11; the forces which arrested him revealed a detention order issued by the Public Prosecution against him; he appeared six days later before the investigation authorities which charged him with joining a terrorist group. 

15 January 2023 “Supreme State Security Prosecution renews the detention of lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw for 15 days” 

On January 15, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of human rights lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw, for 15 additional days, pending investigations into case No. 1940 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

Before his arrest, El-Helw used to provide legal aid for many political prisoners and attended with them their detention renewal hearings before the Supreme State Security and Badr Court, El-Helw’s arrest comes as a part of the security tightening measures launched by the police forces in conjunction with the calls for demonstrations on November 11. The police forces also revealed a detention order issued by the Public Prosecution against El-Helw. He faces charges of joining a terrorist group.

1 January 2023 

On January 1, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw for 15 days, in connection with case No. 1940 of 2020 (Supreme State Security). Although El-Helw couldn’t be transferred from his prison cell to attend the detention hearing. 

A security force arrested El-Helw on November 7 from his house in the Fifth Settlement, New Cairo, based on a detention order issued by the Public Prosecution; he was illegally detained in an unknown location for six days till he appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which charged him with joining a terrorist group.

18 December 2022

On December 18, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw for 15 days in connection with case No. 1940 of 2022 (Supreme State Security Prosecution).

El-Helw was arrested from his house on November 7; he was detained in an unknown place till, on November 13, he appeared before the prosecution; after the interrogations, he was charged with joining a terrorist group. 

4 December 2022 

 

On December 4, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw for 15 days in connection with case No. 1940 of 2022 (Supreme State Security Prosecution). 

A security force arrested El-Helw on November 7, from his house in the fifth settlement district, New Cairo, based on a detention order issued by the Public Prosecution; he was detained in an unknown location till he appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution on November 13, which in turn, charged him with joining a terrorist group. 

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