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Lawyer Amr Nohan released under guarantee of his residence after 3 years in pretrial detention

Publish Date : Tuesday, 14 July, 2020
Last Update : Monday, 17 October, 2022
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16 October 2022 

On October 16, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to release lawyer Amr Nohan under the guarantee of his place of residence, in connection with Case No. 741 of 2019 (Supreme State Security Prosecution). Nohan’s release comes within the presidential pardon initiative for political prisoners. 

Security forces arrested Nohan on June 10, 2018, from Karmus police station while providing legal aid to a detainee. He faces charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

3 September 2022 “After exceeding three years in detention; the Criminal Court renews the detention of lawyer Amr Nohan for 45 days” 

On September 3, the Criminal Court (the Council Chamber) decided to renew the detention of lawyer Amr Nohan for 45 days in connection with lawsuit No. 741 of 2019 (Supreme State Security Prosecution).

Nohan’s pretrial detention exceeded three years, as security forces arrested him on June 10, 2018, at Karmus Police Station while doing his job as a lawyer. Nohan faces charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

 

26 July 2022 “The three years continued detention of lawyer Amr Nohan renewed for 45 extra days” 

On July 26, the Criminal Court (the Council Chamber) decided to renew the detention of lawyer Amr Nohan for 45 days in connection with lawsuit No. 741 of 2019 (Supreme State Security Prosecution).

Nohan was listed in this case after his arrest took place on June 10, 2018; although the law stipulates that the period of pretrial detention should not exceed two years, his detention is still renewed till now. Nohan faces charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news. 

11 June 2022 “Despite spending three years in pretrial detention; the detention of lawyer Amr Nohan renewed for 45 days” 

On June 11, The Criminal Court (The Council Chamber) decided to renew the detention of lawyer Amr Nohan for 45 days in connection with lawsuit No. 741 of 2019 (Supreme State Security Prosecution). In which he’s been listed in since his arrest on June 10, 2019.

Few days ago, Nohan completed his third year in pretrial detention pending the same case, it should be noted that the maximum period of pretrial detention pending the same case is two years, in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure. Nohan faces charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

8 May 2022 Criminal Court renews lawyer Amr Nohan’s detention for 45 days, Despite exceeding the maximum period of pretrial detention

On Sunday, May 8, The Criminal Court (The Council Chamber) decided to renew the detention of lawyer Amr Nohan for 45 days in connection with lawsuit No. 741 of 2019 (Supreme State Security Prosecution).

Nohan completes his third year in pretrial detention pending the same lawsuit within days, as he was arrested on June 10, 2019, from Karmus Police Station while doing his job as a lawyer, his detention period is still renewed till now despite that the maximum period of pretrial detention is two years, in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Nohan faces charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

15 March 2022 

On Tuesday, March 15, The Criminal Court (The Council Chamber) decided to renew the detention of lawyer Amr Nohan for 45 days in connection with Case No. 741 of 2019 (Supreme State Security Prosecution).

Nohan faces charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news. On June 10, Nohan completed two years in pretrial detention pending investigation in the same case, which requires his release for exceeding the maximum limit of pretrial detention in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure.

7 February 2022

On Monday, February 7, The Criminal Court (The Council Chamber) decided to renew the detention lawyer Amr Nohan for 45 days in connection with Case No. 741 of 2019 (Supreme State Security Prosecution)

Security forces arrested Nohan on June 10, 2019, from Karmus Police Station while providing legal aid to a detainee. During the investigations, he was charged with joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

21 November 2021 

The Criminal Court (The Council Chamber) decided to renew the detention of lawyer Amr Nohan for 45 days in connection with Case No. 741 of 2019 (Supreme State Security Prosecution), on Sunday, November 21.

Nohan faces charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news. On June 10, Nohan completed two years in pretrial detention pending investigation in the same case, which requires his release for exceeding the maximum limit of pretrial detention in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure.

6 October 2021 

Wednesday, October 6, The Criminal Court (The Council Chamber) considered the detention order of lawyer “Amr Nohan” and ordered to extend it for 45 days. This came pending Case No. 741 of 2019 (Supreme State Security).

Security forces arrested “Nohan” on June 10, 2019, from Karmus Police Station. Although his detention period exceeding two years which requires the State Security Prosecution to release him for exceeding the maximum period, following the Code of Criminal Procedure, his detention is still pending renewal.

29 August 2021 

The Council Chamber of the Criminal Court held at Institute of Police Secretaries, considered the detention order of lawyer “Amr Nohan”, and ordered to renew his detention for 45 extra days, this came pending Case No. 741 of 2019 Supreme State Security, The mentioned court considered the order to renew the defendant detention on Sunday, August 29, 2021, in the presence of AFTE’s lawyer.

On June 10, Nohan completed two years in pretrial detention pending investigation in the same case, which requires the State Security Prosecution to release him for exceeding the maximum limit of pretrial detention in the same case in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure.

13 July 2021

The Council Chamber of the Criminal Court held at Institute of Police Secretaries, considered the detention order of lawyer “Amr Nohan”, and ordered to renew his detention for 45 extra days, this came pending Case No. 741 of 2019 Supreme State Security, The mentioned court considered the order to renew the defendant detention on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in the presence of AFTE’s lawyer.

The Security forces arrested him on July 10, 2019, from Karmus Police Station, and although his detention period exceeded 2 years,  his detention is still pending renewal till now without releasing him.

6 July 2021 

The Council Chamber of the Criminal Court had decided in Tuesday’s session July 6, 2021, held at Institute of Police Secretaries, to renew the detention of lawyer “Amr Nohan” for 45 days pending Case No. 741 of 2019 Supreme State Security, in which he’s charged with joining a terrorist group.

“Nohan” was arrested in 2019, from Karmus Police Station while performing his job as a lawyer, and he’s held in pretrial detention till now.

31 May 2021

The council chamber of the criminal court had decided on Monday’s May 31, 2021, session to renew the detention of lawyer “Amr Nohan” for 45 days pending investigations, in case No. 741 of 2019, supreme state security, in which He is charged with joining a terrorist group.

“Nohan” was arrested in 2019, from Karmus police station while providing legal aid, and held in pretrial detention till now.

4 April 2021

The council chamber of the criminal court, held in the police secretary academy, decided last Sunday 4 April 2021, to renew the detention of lawyer “Amr Nohan” for 45 days pending investigations, in case No. 741 of 2019, supreme state security, in which He is charged with joining a terrorist group.

“Nohan” was arrested in 2019, from Karmus police station while providing legal aid, and held in pretrial detention till now.

2 March 2021

The Criminal Court decided, in the March 2 session, to renew the detention of lawyer Amr Nohan for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 741 of 2019, Supreme State Security, in which he is accused of joining a terrorist group. He was arrested on June 10, 2019, from Karmus police station while providing legal aid to a client.

15 December

The Criminal Court decided to renew the detention of lawyer Amr Nohan for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 741 of 2019, Supreme State Security, in which he is accused of joining a terrorist group. He was arrested on June 10, 2019, from Karmus police station while providing legal aid to a client.

4 November 2020

The Criminal Court decided to renew the detention of lawyer Amr Nohan for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 741 of 2019, Supreme State Security Prosecution, in which he is accused of joining a terrorist group. He was arrested on June 10, 2019, from Karmus police station while providing legal aid to a client.

12 July 2020

The Criminal Court decided, July 12, to renew the detention of lawyer Amr Nohan for 45 days pending investigations into case No. 741 of 2019, Supreme State Security Prosecution, in which he is accused of joining a terrorist group.

Nohan was arrested on June 10, 2019, from Karmus police station, while he was providing legal aid to a client.

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Since the 2013 military ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi, Egypt has been ruled with an iron fist. Authorities have brutally and systematically silenced peaceful dissent, nearly wiped-out independent media and civil society, repressed political opposition, adopted and enacted repressive legislation, jailed tens of thousands of actual or perceived critics and severely undermined the independence of the judiciary and of the legal profession. With very little civic, judicial, or parliamentary scrutiny, the authorities have faced virtually no accountability for their repressive policies and actions. In turn, this has contributed to the government’s failure to respect, protect and fulfil people’s social and economic rights, leading to setbacks for those most affected by the recurring economic crises in the country. From February 2024 onwards, Egypt’s donors including the United Arab Emirates, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the United Kingdom and the European Union provided or pledged around 57 billion USD in grants and loans. As part of this process, donors should ensure that the Egyptian authorities pursue and effectively implement reforms that improve respect for human rights alongside greater transparency and accountability. Donors must also ensure that economic and fiscal measures implemented as part of these programs do not contribute to the further erosion of people’s economic and social rights, especially in light of the continuing rise in poverty rates since the adoption of the first IMF program in 2016, as well as the Egyptian government’s inadequate spending levels on social protection, health and education. Any agreed macroeconomic reforms must reflect and uphold the legal obligations of all parties with regard to economic and social rights, notably in the areas of labour rights and environmental justice, and corporate accountability. We believe that structural reforms to strengthen rule of law, guarantee fair trials, open civic space, uphold the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association and media freedom, and release all those arbitrarily detained, are crucial. Not only would they comply with Egypt’s constitution and international human rights obligations, but they would also address some of the root causes of Egypt’s financial and economic instability. This instability has severely impacted the economic and social rights of millions of people in Egypt, who will ultimately carry the burden of repaying Egypt’s debts, particularly those in vulnerable and marginalised situations. 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