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Detention of two fans of Al-Ahly football club arrested from Cairo Stadium renewed

Publish Date : Wednesday, 19 April, 2023
Last Update : Wednesday, 14 February, 2024
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11 February 2024

The Criminal Court (third Circuit) decided to continue the detention of Ahmed Shaker Abou Elrous and Ali Othman Ali for 45 days. Thus exceeding 8 months in pretrial detention over attending a football match between Al-Ahly and Ghazal El-Mahala.

The security forces arrested Abou Elrous and Ali from Cairo International Stadium on April 5. They transferred them to Nasr City prosecution, which decided to release them on bail after two days; however, the prosecution’s decision didn’t pass. On April 10, the security forces transferred them to be interrogated before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which brought new accusations against them, namely, being a part of a terrorist organization, with knowledge of its aims, committing the crime of financing a terrorist group, spreading false news and statements that would harm public security and order, using an account on social media to spread the false news and information for a terrorist purpose.

The Egyptian authorities continued to target Al-Ahly fans. In the same month, it arrested 30 other fans after a match between Al-Ahly and Al-Ragaa. After this, Al-Ahly club fans demanded a boycott of Cairo International Stadium and burned the fan cards of the Tazkarti website in protest of these arrests. Other fans were subsequently arrested, estimated at 39 other fans over these calls.

26 December 2023 

The Criminal Court (third Circuit) decided to continue the detention of Ahmed Shaker Abou Elrous and Ali Othman Ali for 45 days. Thus exceeding 8 months in pretrial detention over attending a football match between Al-Ahly and Ghazal El-Mahala.

The security forces arrested Abou Elrous and Ali from Cairo International Stadium on April 5. They transferred them to Nasr City prosecution, which decided to release them on bail after two days; however, the prosecution’s decision didn’t pass. On April 10, the security forces transferred them to be interrogated before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which brought new accusations against them, namely, being a part of a terrorist organization, with knowledge of its aims, committing the crime of financing a terrorist group, spreading false news and statements that would harm public security and order, using an account on social media to spread the false news and information for a terrorist purpose.

The Egyptian authorities continued to target Al-Ahly fans. In the same month, it arrested 30 other fans after a match between Al-Ahly and Al-Ragaa. After this, Al-Ahly club fans demanded a boycott of Cairo International Stadium and burned the fan cards of the Tazkarti website in protest of these arrests. Other fans were subsequently arrested, estimated at 39 other fans over these calls.

9 October 2023 

The Criminal Court (First Circuit) decided to continue the detention of Ahmed Shaker Abou Elrous and Ali Othman Ali for extra 45 days. Thus exceeding six months in pretrial detention over attending a football match between Al-Ahly and Ghazal El-Mahala.

The security forces arrested Abou Elrous and Ali from Cairo International Stadium on April 5. They transferred them to Nasr City prosecution, which decided to release them on bail after two days; however, the prosecution’s decision didn’t pass. On April 10, the security forces transferred them to be interrogated before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which brought new accusations against them, namely, being a part of a terrorist organization, with knowledge of its aims, committing the crime of financing a terrorist group, spreading false news and statements that would harm public security and order, using an account on social media to spread the false news and information for a terrorist purpose.

The Egyptian authorities continued to target Al-Ahly fans. In the same month, it arrested 30 other fans after a match between Al-Ahly and Al-Ragaa. After this, Al-Ahly club fans demanded a boycott of Cairo International Stadium and burned the fan cards of the Tazkarti website in protest of these arrests. Other fans were subsequently arrested, estimated at 39 other fans over these calls.


Cairo Criminal Court renewed the detention of two Al-Ahly football club fans for 45 days

28 August 2023

Cairo Criminal Court (Third Circuit) decided to renew the pretrial detention of Ahmed Shaker Abou Elrous and Ali Othman Ali, for 45 days pending investigations of lawsuit No. 508 of 2023 (Supreme State Security).

On April 5, security forces arrested Abou Elrous and Ali after they attended a match as Al-Ahly fans at Cairo International Stadium. They were detained at Nasr City police station for two days before the prosecution decided to release them on financial bail.

Abu Al-Rous and Ali were not released but remained in pretrial detention until they were transferred to the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which decided to extend their detention and accused them of joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims, committing the crime of financing a terrorist group, spreading false news and statements that would harm public security and order, using an account on social media to spread the false news and information for a terrorist purpose.


For the sixth time, Supreme State Security Prosecution renews the detention of two Al-Ahly football club fans, Ahmed Abou Elrous, and Ali Othman, for 15 days

26 July 2023 

On the hearing of July 26th, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided, for the sixth time, to renew the detention of Ahmed Shaker Abou Elrous and Ali Othman Ali, for 15 days, pending investigations of lawsuit No. 508 of 2023 (Supreme State Security).

Security forces arrested Abou Elrous and Othman on April 5, after a football match for Al-Ahly football club; they were detained at Nasr City police station for two days, against accusations of rioting and assaulting the security forces. Afterward, they were supposed to be released. Still, they remained detained till April 10, when they were interrogated before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which charged them with different accusations and charged them in this lawsuit.

Abou Elrous and Othman face accusations of joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims, committing the crime of financing a terrorist group, spreading false news and statements that would harm public security and order, using an account on social media to spread the false news and information for a terrorist purpose.

12 July 2023 “Supreme State Security Prosecution renewed the detention of two Al-Ahly football club fans, Ahmed Shaker Abou Elrous, and Ali Othman Ali, for 15 days”

On July 12, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of two of Al-Ahly football club fans, Ahmed Shaker Abou Elrous and Ali Othman, for 15 days, pending investigations of lawsuit No. 805 of 2023 (Supreme State Security).

Abou Elrous and Othman were arrested from Cairo International Stadium on April 5 after a football match of Al-Ahly; they were detained at Nasr City police station for two days, and the prosecution later decided to release them on bail. Instead of executing the decision to release them, they were transferred for investigations before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which decided to include them in this lawsuit against accusations of joining a terrorist group, committing one of the crimes of financing a terrorist group, spreading false news and statements that may harm security and public order, and using an account on social media to spread the false information for a terrorist purpose.

20 June 2023

On June 20, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of two Al-Ahly football club fans who were arrested from Cairo International Stadium after a match for Al-Ahly club, namely: Ahmed Shaker Abou Elrous and Ali Othman Ali, for 15 days, pending investigations of lawsuit No. 805 of 2023 (Supreme State Security).

After their arrest from the stadium on April 5, the Nasr City Prosecution charged them with rioting in the stadium and assaulting the security forces, and decided to release them two days later on bail; however they remained detained until they were transferred to the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which brought different accusations this time, which are joining a terrorist group, committing one of the crimes of financing a terrorist group, spreading false news and statements that may harm security and public order, and using an account on social media to spread the false information for a terrorist purpose.

15 May 2023 “After being arrested from Cairo International Stadium, Supreme State Security Prosecution renewed the detention of two football fans for 15 days”

On May 15, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of Ahmed Ma’amon Shaker Abou El-Rous and Ali Othman for 15 days, pending investigations of lawsuit No. 508 of 2023 (Supreme State Security).

Abou El-Rous and Othman were arrested about a month and a half ago from Cairo International Stadium; they were detained for two days before Nasr City Prosecution issued a decision to release them; however, their detention continued even after the release decision, and they were transferred to the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which accused them of joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims, committing the crime of financing a terrorist group, spreading false news and statements that would harm public security and order, using an account on social media to spread the false news and information for a terrorist purpose.

2 May 2023 “Supreme State Security Prosecution renews the detention of two defendants arrested from Cairo International Stadium for 15 days” 

After they were arrested from Cairo International Stadium, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided at the 2nd of May hearing to renew the detention of Ahmed Ma’amon Shaker Abou El-Rous and Ali Othman for 15 days, pending investigations of lawsuit No. 508 of 2023 (Supreme State Security). 

Security forces arrested the two defendants on April 5 after a football match; Nasr City Prosecution accused them of rioting and assaulting the security forces. Two days later, the Prosecution decided to release them on bail, however; their detention continued instead of being released. And later on, they were brought before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which accused them of joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims, committing the crime of financing a terrorist group, spreading false news and statements that would harm public security and order, using an account on social media to spread the false news and information for a terrorist purpose.

18 April 2023 “After being arrested from Cairo International Stadium, Supreme State Security Prosecution renews Ahmed Abou El-Rous and Ali Othman for 15 days” 

On April 18, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of Ahmed Ma’amon Shaker Abou El-Rous and Ali Othman for 15 days, pending investigations of case No. 508 of 2023 (Supreme State Security). 

Security forces arrested Abou El-Rous and Othman on April 5 from Cairo International Stadium right after Al-Ahli football club’s match with Ghazl Al-Mahalla Club. The following day, they were brought before Nasr City Prosecution, which accused them of rioting and assaulting the security forces.

On April 7, Nasr City 2 Prosecution office decided to release them on bail; however, the Prosecution’s decision never passed, and they were detained at the prosecution’s headquarters till April the 10th, where they were interrogated before Supreme State Security Prosecution against different accusations of joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims, committing the crime of financing a terrorist group, spreading false news and statements that would harm public security and order, using an account on social media to spread the false news and information for a terrorist purpose. 

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