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Grievance of four defendants against State Security Emergency Court sentence accepted

Publish Date : Monday, 29 November, 2021
Last Update : Monday, 29 November, 2021
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28 November 2021 

The Military Governor’s office had decided yesterday to accept the grievance filed by the defense panel of Haitham Abdel Nasser, Eslam Ahmed Abde-Khaliq, Atef Elsayed Ali, and Karim Abou Elhassan, to reduce the prison sentences to one year and the fine to one thousand pounds.

The State Security Emergency Court in Zagazig had issued a sentence against the four defendants to two years in prison and a fine of 50 thousand pounds for each of them, in connection with Case No. 1423 of 2019 (State Security Emergency Minya Al-Qamh). The defendants’ defense panel filed a grievance before the Military Governor’s office to have a retrial, and this time the court issued a sentence to five years in prison and a fine of 50 thousand pounds, the sentence that was later reduced to one year in prison and a fine of one thousand pounds.

The four defendants were referred to the exceptional trial on charges of demonstrating and gathering at Saadian Road, Sharkia Governorate.

And according to the Emergency Law – which was recently canceled – the State Security Courts’ sentences can not be appealed. Still, they are not final until the President or his representative ratifies them.

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