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Supreme State Security Prosecution renews the detention of visual artist Amir Abdel Ghani for 15 days for “spreading false news”

Publish Date : Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
Last Update : Sunday, 16 October, 2022
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11 October 2022 

On October 11, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of visual artist and member of the visual artist’s syndicate, Amir Abdel Ghani, for 15 days in connection with Case No. 1635 of 2022 Supreme State Security.

 

Abdel Ghani was arrested on September 10, and security forces who arrested him led him to an unknown location to his family and lawyers for 9 days till he appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which in turn, charged him with joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims, spreading false news and statements that would harm public peace and order, and using a social media account to spread false news and statements.

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) submitted a request on October 5 to the Attorney General Hamada Al-Sawy which held No. 46571 of 2022 (Attorney General’s petitions) to release Abdel Ghani; as he had never participated in any political activity, His family also addressed all members of the Presidential Pardon Committee.

27 September 2022 “Supreme State Security Prosecution renews the detention of visual artist Amir Abdel Ghani for 15 days” 

On September 27, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of visual artist and member of the visual artist’s syndicate, Amir Abdel Ghani, for 15 days in connection with Case No. 1635 of 2022 Supreme State Security.

Security forces arrested Amir Abdel Ghani on September 10; he was subjected to enforced disappearance in a location unknown to his family and lawyers till he appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution on September 19, which decided to include him in the case mentioned above and to detain him for 15 days. 

After the interrogations, the Supreme State Security Prosecution charged Abdel Ghani with joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims, spreading false news and statements that would harm public peace and order, and using a social media account to spread false news and statements.