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Criminal Court renews the six years ongoing detention of Mohamed Al-Qassas, the Vice-President of the Strong Egypt Party

Publish Date : Thursday, 29 July, 2021
Last Update : Thursday, 23 November, 2023
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22 November 2023

The Criminal Court (First Circuit) renewed the detention of the Vice-President of the Strong Egypt Political Party, Mohamed Al-Qassas, for 45 days pending his third lawsuit No. 786 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

Al-Qassas was arrested in February 2017, coinciding with an extensive arrest campaign launched by the security forces against members and leaders of the Strong Egypt Political Party. He was involved as a defendant in his first lawsuit, No. 977 of 2017, known in the media as the “Mekamleen 2 lawsuit.” after nearly 22 months in pretrial detention, the prosecution ordered his release. However, a few days later, the prosecution interrogated and listed him in a second lawsuit, No. 1781 of 2019, over the same accusations he previously faced.

On August 5, 2020, the Criminal Court ordered Al-Qassas to be released with precautionary measures. Still, the decision was not implemented, and for the third time, Al-Qassas was included in lawsuit No. 786 of 2020, and one more time, over the same accusations. In 2021, the Supreme State Security Prosecution listed Al-Qassas in his fourth lawsuit, No. 440 of 2018. It later referred this lawsuit to the Emergency State Security Court, which sentenced Al-Qassas to 10 years in heavy prison and police observation for five years as soon as the prison sentence ends.

Al-Qassas is detained over accusations of being a part of a terrorist group with knowledge of this group’s aims and spreading and publishing false news and information.

7 October 2023 

The Criminal Court (First Circuit) renewed the detention of the Vice-President of the Strong Egypt Political Party, Mohamed Al-Qassas, for 45 days pending his third lawsuit No. 786 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

Al-Qassas was arrested in February 2017, coinciding with an extensive arrest campaign launched by the security forces against members and leaders of the Strong Egypt Political Party. He was involved as a defendant in his first lawsuit, No. 977 of 2017, known in the media as the “Mekamleen 2 lawsuit.” after nearly 22 months in pretrial detention, the prosecution ordered his release. However, a few days later, the prosecution interrogated and listed him in a second lawsuit, No. 1781 of 2019, over the same accusations he previously faced.

On August 5, 2020, the Criminal Court ordered Al-Qassas to be released with precautionary measures. Still, the decision was not implemented, and for the third time, Al-Qassas was included in lawsuit No. 786 of 2020, and one more time, over the same accusations. In 2021, the Supreme State Security Prosecution listed Al-Qassas in his fourth lawsuit, No. 440 of 2018. It later referred this lawsuit to the Emergency State Security Court, which sentenced Al-Qassas to 10 years in heavy prison and police observation for five years as soon as the prison sentence ends.

Al-Qassas is detained over accusations of being a part of a terrorist group with knowledge of this group’s aims and spreading and publishing false news and information.


Emergency State Security Court sentences Mohamed Al-Qassas to 10 years in prison and five years of police observation

29 May 2022

Today, the Emergency State Security Court sentenced Mohamed Al-Qassas, vice-president of the Strong Egypt Party, to 10 years in heavy prison and police observation for five years as soon as the prison sentence ends.

This came in connection with Case No. 1059 of 2021 (the 5th Settlement Emergency State Security Felonies), in which Al-Qassas is charged with joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims.

Last June, the Supreme State Security Prosecution included Al-Qassas in Case No. 440 of 2018 Supreme State Security; after being in pretrial detention for almost four years, the case was referred before the Emergency State Security Court under No. 1059 of 2021.

24 November 2021 “The trial session of Mohamed Al-Qassas adjourned to December 28”

Today, The Criminal Court (Circuit 3 Terrorism) decided to adjourn the trial session of Mohamed Al-Qassas in connection with lawsuit No. 1059 of 2021 (the 5th Settlement Emergency State Security Felonies), to December 28 session for the defense’s panel access to lawsuit papers.

Al-Qassas faces charges of joining a terrorist group, and last June he was rotated for the third time in connection with the current case despite his solitary confinement since 2017.

28 June 2021

Yesterday, The Supreme State Security Prosecution had proceeded with its investigations with “Mohamed Al-Qassas” and decided to include him in Case No. 440 of 2018 Supreme State Security, the defendant’s detention order is due to be implemented after his release pending the current case No. 786 of 2020 Supreme State Security.

“Al-Qassas” is facing charges with joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims, and since his arrest in February 2017 in implementation of the public prosecution’s warrant to bring and seize him pending Case No. 977 of 2017 Supreme State Security, to be recycled in three other cases, despite being in solitary confinement.

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