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Criminal Court renews journalist Rabea Elsheikh’s detention for 45 days

Publish Date : Thursday, 17 March, 2022
Last Update : Thursday, 28 April, 2022
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26 April 2022

On Tuesday, April 26, The Criminal Court (The Third Circuit Criminal Terrorism) decided to renew the detention of journalist Rabea Elsheikh for 45 days, in connection with lawsuit No. 1365 of 2018 State Security.

Elsheikh worked as a journalist at Al-Jazeera Channel before he was arrested at Cairo Airport while returning from Qatar, and he faces charges of joining a terrorist group, financing the activities of that group, and spreading false news.

13 March 2022 

On Sunday, March 13, The Criminal Court (The Fifth Circuit Criminal Terrorism) decided to renew the detention of journalist Rabea Elsheikh for 45 days, in connection with Case No. 1365 of 2018 State Security.

The Supreme State Security Prosecution accused El-Sheikh of joining a terrorist group, financing the activities of that group, and spreading false news, after his arrest on the 1st of August 2021 from Cairo Airport while returning from Qatar.

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