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Criminal Court renews the detention of translator Marwa Arafa for 45 days; Despite exceeding two years in pretrial detention

Publish Date : Monday, 4 May, 2020
Last Update : Thursday, 17 November, 2022
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14 November 2022 

On November 14, the Criminal Court (2nd Terrorism Circuit) decided to renew the detention of translator Marwa Arafa for 45 extra days, pending investigations into case No. 570 of 2020 Supreme State Security. which Marwa has been convicted since her arrest in April 2020. 

Security forces arrested Marwa from her house in Nasr City, after two weeks she appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution that charged her with joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes and committing a financing crime for a terrorist purpose.

It should be noted that Marwa exceeded the maximum pretrial detention period which is two years stipulated in the Code of Criminal Procedure, as her pretrial detention is being renewed for two years and seven months. 

 

20 August 2022 “Criminal Court renews Marwa Arafa’s detention for 45 days; Despite exceeding maximum pretrial detention period” 

On August 20, The Criminal Court (Third Terrorism Circuit) decided to renew the detention of translator Marwa Arafa for 45 days in connection with Case No. 570 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

A six-men police force arrested Arafa from her house in Nasr City on 20 April 2020; they confiscated her mobile phone and sums of money in her possession at the time; After 14 days of enforced disappearance, Arafa appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution in connection with the case mentioned above, She faces several charges including joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes and committing a financing crime for a terrorist purpose.

29 May 2022 “Despite exceeding two years in pretrial detention; Criminal Court renews Marwa Arafa’s detention for 45 days” 

On May 29, the Criminal Court (Third Terrorism Circuit) decided to renew the detention of translator Marwa Arafa for 45 days in connection with lawsuit No. 570 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

Arafa was arrested from her house in Nasr City on April 20, 2020, her pretrial detention period exceeded two years, which is the maximum period of pretrial detention in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure.

The investigations charged Arafa with joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes and committing finance crime for a terrorist purpose.

10 April 2022 “Criminal Court renews Marwa Arafa’s detention for 45 days”

On April 10 hearing, The Criminal Court (Fifth Terrorism Circuit) decided to renew the detention of translator Marwa Arafa for 45 days in connection with lawsuit No. 570 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

Marwa was arrested from her house in Nasr City on April 20, 2020, after security forces searched her house. The investigations charged her with joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes, committing financing crime for a terrorist purpose.

Marwa completes the two years in pretrial detention within days, which is the maximum period of pretrial detention in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure.

7 March 2022 “Criminal Court renews Marwa Arafa’s detention for 45 days”

On March 7, The Criminal Court (Second Terrorism Circuit) decided to renew the detention of Marwa Arafa for 45 days in connection with Case No. 570 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

Arafa completes the two years in pretrial detention within days, which is the maximum period of pretrial detention, she was arrested her house on April 20, 2020, The Prosecution charged her with joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes, committing financing crime for a terrorist purpose.

6 February 2022

On Sunday, February 6, The Criminal Court (The Second Circuit Terrorism) decided to renew the detention of Marwa Arafa for 45 days in connection with Case No. 570 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

Arafa was arrested from her house on April 20, 2020. She was detained in an unknown place for over two weeks till she was brought before the Prosecution. The Prosecution charges her with joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes, committing financing crime for a terrorist purpose.

8 November 2021 

On Monday, November 8, The Criminal Court (The Fourth Circuit Terrorism) decided to renew the detention of Marwa Arafa for 45 days in connection with Case No. 570 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

Arafa was arrested from her house on April 20, 2020. She was detained in an unknown place till she was brought before the Prosecution on May 4, 2020. The Prosecution charges her with joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes, committing financing crime for a terrorist purpose.

27 September 2021 

Yesterday, The Criminal Court (The Third Circuit Terrorism), considered the detention order of “Marwa Arafa”, and ordered to extend it for 45 days, this came pending Case No. 570 of 2020 Supreme State Security.

The court’s decision to renew the detention came despite the defendant’s defense request to refer the detention renewal consideration to another circuit.

The law stressed the necessity for the defendant to attend his detention renewal hearing to respond and defend himself from the justifications that the investigation body can provide to extend his detention.

According to Article 136 of the Code of Criminal Procedure No. 150 of 1950, as amended by Law 145 of 2006, that speculates “Before issuing a detention order, the investigating judge must hear the Prosecution’s statement and the defendant’s defense.”

Notably, “Arafa” was detained in an unknown place after being arrested from her house on April 20, 2020. She was brought before the prosecution on May 4 in the same year and remained in pretrial detention.

22 August 2021 

The Third Circuit Terrorism, held at Institute of Police Secretaries in Tura, considered the detention order of “Marwa Arafa”, and ordered to renew her detention for 45 extra days, this came pending Case No. 570 of 2020 Supreme State Security, The mentioned court considered the order to renew the defendant’s detention on Sunday, August 22, 2021, in the presence of AFTE’s lawyer, The court’s decision to renew the detention came despite the defendant’s defense request to refer the consideration of detention extension to another circuit.

“Marwa” was arrested from her house on April 20, 2020, she was detained in an unknown place till she was brought before the prosecution on May 4, 2020, and she’s in pretrial detention till now.

30 May 2021

The Third Circuit Criminal Terrorism, had decided on May 30, 2021 session which was held at Institue of Police Secretaries in Tura, to renew the detention of “Marwa Arafa” for 45 days pending investigations in case No. 570 of 2020 Supreme State Security.

She was charged with crimes such as joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes, committing the crime of financing it for a terrorist purpose.

It should be noted that, Marwa was detained in an unknown place, after arresting her from her house on April 20, 2020, and was brought before the prosecution on the 4th of May in the same year, and remained in pretrial detention till now.


30 March 2021

The criminal court of Cairo (third circuit / Terrorism), has decided on Tuesday 30 March 2021, to renew the pretrial detention of  “Marwa Arafa” for 45 days pending investigations in case No. 570 of 2020 Supreme State Security.

She was charged with crimes such as joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes, committing the crime of financing it for a terrorist purpose.

Notably, she was detained in an unknown place, after arresting her from her house on April 20, 2020, and was brought before the prosecution on the 4th of May in the same year, and remained in pretrial detention till now.

1 March 2021

The Third Circuit Terrorism decided to renew the detention of Marwa Arafa for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 570 of 2020, Supreme State Security.

The prosecution accused Arafa of joining a terrorist group knowing its objectives and committing a terrorist financing crime.
Arafa was arrested on April 20, 2020, from her place, and was accused of joining a terrorist group knowing its objectives and committing a terrorist financing crime.

17 Feb 2021

The Third Circuit Terrorism decided to renew the detention of Marwa Arafa for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 570 of 2020, Supreme State Security.

The prosecution accused Arafa of joining a terrorist group knowing its objectives and committing a terrorist financing crime.
Arafa was arrested on April 20, 2020, from her place, and was accused of joining a terrorist group knowing its objectives and committing a terrorist financing crime.

20 January 2021

The Third Circuit Terrorism decided to renew the detention of Marwa Arafa for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 570 of 2020, Supreme State Security.
Arafa was arrested on April 20, 2020, from her place, and was accused of joining a terrorist group knowing its objectives and committing a terrorist financing crime.

10 December 2020

The Third Circuit Terrorism decided to renew the detention of Marwa Arafa for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 570 of 2020, Supreme State Security.
Arafa was arrested on April 20, 2020, from her place, and was accused of joining a terrorist group knowing its objectives and committing a terrorist financing crime.

27 Sep 2020

The Fifth Circuit Terrorism decided to renew the detention of Marwa Arafa for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 570 of 2020, Supreme State Security.
Arafa was arrested on April 20, 2020, from her place, and was accused of joining a terrorist group knowing its objectives and committing a terrorist financing crime.

25 Aug 2020

The Supreme State Security Prosecution decided, in the August 25th session, to renew the detention of Marwa Arafa for 15 days pending investigations into case No. 570 of 2020, Supreme State Security, without holding a renewal of detention session.

13 Aug 2020

The Supreme State Security Prosecution decided, yesterday, to renew Marwa Arafa’s detention for 15 days pending investigations into case No. 570 of 2020, Supreme State Security.
The renewal of the detention decision was taken without Arafa’s attendance.

Arafa was arrested on April 20, 2020, from her place, and was accused of joining a terrorist group knowing its objectives and committing a terrorist financing crime.

28 June 2020

The Supreme State Security Prosecution decided, today, to renew Marwa Arafa’s detention for 15 days pending investigations into case No. 570 of 2020, Supreme State Security.
The renewal of detention decision was taken without her attendance or holding the session.
Arafa was arrested on April 20, 2020, from her place, and was accused of joining a terrorist group knowing its objectives and committing a terrorist financing crime.

4 May 2020

The Supreme State Security Prosecution decided, today, to detain Marwa Ashraf Arafa for 15 days, pending investigations into case No. 570 of 2020, Supreme State Security.

The prosecution accused Arafa of joining a terrorist group knowing its objectives and committing a terrorist financing crime.

Arafa was arrested on April 20, 2020, from her home, and was held in an unknown location until she was brought before the prosecution office today.

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