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Criminal court renewed the detention of Muhammad Zayan for 45 days pending investigations because of a video from a conference of former candidate Ahmed Al-Tantawy

Publish Date : Thursday, 15 February, 2024
Last Update : Tuesday, 27 February, 2024
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26 February 2024 

The Cairo Criminal Court (Third Circuit Terrorism) decided to renew the detention of Muhammad Fathallah Rushdi Zayan for 45 days pending investigations in Case No. 2727 of 2023, Supreme State Security, on charges of participating with a terrorist group in achieving its goals, publishing and broadcasting fake news and statements that would harm security and public order, and using an account on the internet for the purpose of publishing and broadcasting fake news and statements.

Zayan was arrested on October 15, 2023, from his home in Beni Suef Governorate based on an arrest warrant in another case No. 2255 of 2023, Supreme State Security, the case of electoral process papers of potential candidate Ahmed Al-Tantawi. The prosecution investigated him on the same day, and he was detained pending investigations.

On October 25, 2023, the prosecution excluded him from referral to trial in the electoral process papers case and copied his papers to the case in which he is now being held in pretrial detention.

Zayan was confronted with a video clip that he posted on his Facebook account from the conference of the potential candidate at the time, Ahmed Al-Tantawi, during his visit to Beni Suef Governorate. A TV channel took that video and broadcast it on its screen.

14 February 2024: The Supreme State Security Prosecution renewed the detention of Muhammad Zayan for 15 days pending investigations after confronting him with a video from a conference of former candidate Ahmed Al-Tantawy

The Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to renew the detention of Muhammad Fathallah Rushdi Zayan for 15 days pending investigations in Case No. 2727 of 2023, Supreme State Security, on charges of participating with a terrorist group in achieving its goals, publishing and broadcasting fake news and statements that would harm security and public order, and using an account on the internet for the purpose of publishing and broadcasting fake news and statements.

Zayan was arrested on October 15, 2023, from his home in Beni Suef Governorate based on an arrest warrant in another case No. 2255 of 2023, Supreme State Security, the case of electoral process papers of potential candidate Ahmed Al-Tantawi. The prosecution investigated him on the same day, and he was detained pending investigations.

On October 25, 2023, the prosecution excluded him from referral to trial in the electoral process papers case and copied his papers to the case in which he is now being held in pretrial detention.

Zayan was confronted with a video clip that he posted on his Facebook account from the conference of the potential candidate at the time, Ahmed Al-Tantawi, during his visit to Beni Suef Governorate. A TV channel took that video and broadcast it on its screen.

 

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