7 September 2022
Today, the Prosecution released the four Mada Masr female journalists on a bail of 20,000 EGP for editor-in-chief Lina Attalah, and a bail of 5,000 EGP for Rana Mamdouh, Bissan Kassab, and Sarah Seif Eldin, in connection with Case No. 19 of 2022 (Cairo Investigations).
The Prosecution charged Mada Masr’s journalists with spreading false news that would disturb public peace and harm the public interest, causing disturb by using social media, insulting and slandering the MPs of the Nation’s Future Party, and an additional charge to editor-in-chief, Lina Atallah, of creating a website without a license. Each of the four female journalists was interrogated separately and simultaneously.
A Number of the MPs of the Nation’s Future Party filed tens of reports against the four journalists, against the backdrop of their contribution to writing Mada Masr’s newsletter of August 31, which contained a piece of news about the state’s oversight bodies monitored financial irregularities by a bunch of the party’s prominent members that could lead to their dismissal from their positions.