13 April 2022
Yesterday, the Criminal Court (Third Terrorism Circuit) decided to renew the detention of Moataz-Bellah Hasab-Elnaby for 45 days in connection with lawsuit No. 965 of 2021 (Supreme State Security).
Hasab-Elnaby was arrested last July; the following day, he appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution pending the lawsuit. The Prosecution confronted him with several printed Facebook Posts from an account attributed to him; he denied his ownership of the account and the published posts.
Hasab-Elnaby is charged with joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its purposes, spreading false news and statements that would harm security, public order, and the interests of citizens, and using a social media account to spread false news and statements.