Supreme State Security Prosecution
On April 18, the Supreme State Security Prosecution renewed the pretrial 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 the two defendants on April 5 from Cairo International Stadium. They were brought before the prosecution against accusations of rioting and assaulting the security forces; two days later, Nasr City prosecution decided to release them; 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.
April 18 hearings:
The Criminal Court (First Circuit) renewed the detention of Mohamed Mahmoud Abou Mandour for 45 days pending investigations of case No. 2216 of 2022 (State Security).
The 40 years old, Abou Mandour was subjected to physical torture after he was arrested for sharing several political posts on Facebook; the prosecution accused him of joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims, committing the crime of financing terrorism, inciting to commit a terrorist act, spreading false news and information that would disturb public peace and order, using an account on social media to commit a terrorist crime.
Similarly, The Criminal Court (First Circuit) renewed Ahmed Abdel Mageed Oraby’s detention for 45 days, pending investigations of case No. 2094 of 2022 (Supreme State Security).
Oraby was too arrested for sharing several posts on Facebook containing his political opinions and comments on the domestic situation; he faces accusations of joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims, committing the crime of financing terrorism, inciting to commit a terrorist crime, participating in the criminal agreement to commit a terrorist crime, spreading false news and information, and using an account on the Internet to commit a terrorist crime.
State Council Courts
On April 18, the Administrative Judicial Court referred AFTE’s appeal against the president of Helwan University and the dean of the university’s Faculty of Art Education to the State Commissioners Authority; to consult its legal opinion.
It should be noted that AFTE filed the appeal that carried No. 2330 of 70 Judicial year on behalf of a faculty graduate after the university informed her of her official nomination for a teaching assistant position. She later informed her of her exclusion from the position and the appointment of other candidates, and the university refused to inform her of any reasons for her dismissal.