AFTE’s Weekly Legal Bulletin (30 July: 6 August 2023)| Sherif Elrouby’s detention was renewed despite his deteriorating health condition and the prison administration’s refusal to provide him with medication, and Nour Fayez’s detention was renewed for discussing monotheistic religion on Facebook

Date : Sunday, 6 August, 2023

Criminal Court

July 30’s hearings: 

The Criminal Court (Third Circuit) renewed Sherif Elrouby’s detention for extra 45 days, pending investigations of lawsuit No. 1634 of 2022 (State Security), despite the deterioration of Elrouby’s health condition after he suffered from severe inflammation of the seventh nerve to the extent that he has difficulty speaking.

Elrouby informed the Court of the Tenth of Ramadan prison administration’s refusal to dispense him the necessary medicines and to undergo physiotherapy sessions. On the following day, AFTE’s defense team submitted a request to the Supreme State Security Prosecution urging that Elrouby should be examined by a doctor and provided him with the appropriate treatment.

It should be noted that El-Rouby was reaccused in the current lawsuit only three months after his release in another case. El-Rouby faces accusations of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and misusing social media.


The same circuit of the Criminal Court renewed the detention of Nour Fayez Ebrahim for 45 days, pending investigations of lawsuit No. 2993 of 2021 (Supreme State Security).

Security forces arrested Ebrahim in December 2021 against the backdrop of creating a group on Facebook to discuss the divine religions and help those who wish to convert his religion from Islam to Christianity. The prosecution accused him of leading a terrorist group and disdaining the divine religions.


State Council Court 

On July 30th, the Administrative Judiciary Court set the next August 6 hearing as a date to examine AFTE’s appeal against the acting professions syndicate.

The appeal, which carries No. 61465 of 77, was filed on behalf of AFTE’s client, Ghada Ehab Abdel Rahaman, challenging the negative decision of the acting professions syndicate by refraining from registering Ghada to the syndicate. It also refrained from accepting her application or proceeding with it without providing any explanation.

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