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Supreme State Security Prosecution renews activist Sherif El-Rouby’s detention for 15 days in new case 3 months after his release

Publish Date : Tuesday, 25 May, 2021
Last Update : Thursday, 9 September, 2021
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22 November 2022

On November 22, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of activist Sherif El-Rouby for 15 days, in connection with investigations of case No. 1634 of 2022 (State Security). 

Security forces arrested El-Rouby on September 16, in front of a hotel in downtown Cairo, after nearly 3 months of his release on presidential pardon pending another case where he spent a year and a half in pretrial detention. El-Rouby’s arrest comes as a result of his expression of the difficulties that face the released political detainees in forming a normal life.

El-Rouby faces charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and misusing social media, the exact charges he faced before. 

8 November 2022 “Supreme State Security Prosecution renews activist Sherif El-Rouby’s detention for 15 days”

On November 8, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of activist Sherif El-Rouby for 15 days, in connection with Case No. 1634 of 2022 State Security. 

El-Rouby was listed in this case only after less than three months of his release within the presidential pardon initiative pending another case, in which he spent more than a year and half in pretrial detention, as El-Rouby participated in a phone interview on Al-Jazeera in which he talked about the difficulties that faces the released detainees in living a normal life, he was arrested shortly after the interview.

El-Rouby faces charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and misusing social media, the same charges he faced before. 

11 October 2022 “Supreme State Security Prosecution renews Sherif El-Rouby’s detention for 15 days pending a new case after only three months of his release” 

On October 11, The Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of activist Sherif El-Rouby for 15 days in connection with a new case he was listed in, only after three months of his release, that carries No. 1634 of 2022 (Supreme State Security Prosecution).

This time, El-Rouby was arrested on the 16th of September after he participated in an interview on Al-Jazeera in which he talked about the difficulties the released detainees of political lawsuits face, such as social ostracism and the nearly impossible chance of them obtaining a job that guarantees them a decent life after their release, in addition to preventing him from traveling abroad and the authorities refused to issue him a passport.

El-Rouby spent a year and a half in pre-trial detention in connection with Case No. 1111 of 2020 State Security; before he was released, his arrest once again raises doubts about the existence of a real human rights breakthrough in Egypt, which was announced by the presidential pardon initiative, as well as it raises questions about the possibility of re-arresting those who were released.

In the current case, El-Rouby faces charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and misusing social media, which are very similar to the previous charges he faced. 

27 September 2022 “After three months of his release; Supreme State Security Prosecution renewed Sherif El-Rouby’s detention for 15 days pending a new case” 

On September 27, The Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of Sherif El-Rouby for 15 days in connection with a new case that carries No. 1634 of 2022 (Supreme State Security Prosecution). 

El-Rouby was released after a year and a half of pretrial detention within the presidential pardon initiative of political prisoners; after three months, specifically on the 16th of September, he was arrested again, against the backdrop of his participation in an interview with Al-Jazeera channel where he talked about the political prisoners’ conditions and how they struggle to have a normal life after their release. 

In a joint statement, AFTE and many human rights organizations expressed their concern regarding the released prisoners and the possibility of getting arrested again. 

El-Rouby faces charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and misusing social media. 

30 May 2022 “After one year and a half in pretrial detention; Sherif El-Rouby’s release procedures under the guarantee of his residence finalized” 

On May 30, the prison administration finalized Sherif Ali Mohamed Ali, known as Sherif El-Rouby’s release procedures under the guarantee of his residence, in connection with Case No. 1111 of 2020 (Supreme State Security). After a year and a half in pretrial detention.

El-Rouby was brought before the Supreme State Security Prosecution in December 2020 pending the mentioned case, and he faced charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

30 May 2022  Sherif El-Rouby released

Today, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to release Sherif Ali Mohamed Ali, known as “Sherif El-Rouby”, in connection with Case No. 1111 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

El-Rouby was brought before the Supreme State Security Prosecution in December 2020 pending the current case, and he faced charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news. 

29 March 2022

On Tuesday, March 29, The Criminal Court (The Third Circuit Terrorism) decided to renew the detention of Sherif El-Rouby for 45 days, in connection with Case No. 1111 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

Notably, El-Rouby was detained in connection with Case No. 621 of 2018, after one year and a half in pretrial detention, the Criminal Court decided to release him, two months later he was rotated into the current case.

El-Rouby faces charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

7 September 2021

The Third Circuit of the Criminal Court considered the detention order of “Sherif El-Rouby”, and ordered to extend it for 45 extra days, this came pending Case No. 1111 of 2020 Supreme State Security. The session was held on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

It’s noteworthy that “El-Rouby” was detained pending case No 621 of 2018, and Cairo criminal court decided to release him on July 22, 2019, after nearly a year and a half of pretrial detention, However, an arrest warrant against him was issued by the prosecution in last December, and he was investigated in the current case.

This practice is known as “rotating” and refers to re-detaining defendants after their release, usually with the same previous charges, or it may be a case that began during his pretrial detention, in order to keep political dissidents detained.

23 May 2021

The third circuit (criminal/terrorism), had decided on Sunday’s hearing, May 23, 2021, to renew the detention of Sherif Ali Mohamed Ali, known as “Sherif El-Rouby”, for 45 Days Pending Investigations in Case No. 1111 of 2020 supreme state security, with charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

It’s noteworthy that “El-Rouby” was brought before the Prosecution last December, and was investigated without his lawyers, Also, he was detained pending case No 621 of 2018, and after a year and half of pretrial detention, Cairo criminal court decided to release him on July 22, 2019, However, a decision to arrest him was issued by the prosecution in December 2020 to be investigated in the current case.

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