AFTE’s weekly legal bulletin (12 – 19 June 2022)

Date : Sunday, 19 June, 2022
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The detention of 14 defendants, including lawyer AmrNohan and lawyer Mohamed Abdel-Fattah, who suffers from leukemia, was renewed; Marwan Ali released under the guarantee of his place of residence

 Criminal Courts

 11 June sessions

 The Criminal Court renewed the detention of lawyer AmrNohan for 45 days in connection with Case No. 741 of 2019 (Supreme State Security Prosecution), in which hefaces charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news. Nohan was arrested on 10 June 2019.

The Criminal Court also renewed the detention of lawyer Mohamed Elsayed Abdel-Fattah, who suffers from leukemia, for 45 days in connection with Case No. 627 of 2021 (Supreme State Security Prosecution).

Abdel-Fattah was arrested from his house in Alexandria in early March 2021 on charges of joining a terrorist group.

12 June sessions

 The Criminal Court (Fourth Circuit Terrorism) renewed the detention of Mostafa Gamal for 45 days in connection with his third case No. 65 of 2021 (Supreme State Security).

Gamal faces charges of joining a terrorist group with knowledge of its aims, creating an account on social media to spread false news for a terrorist purpose, and spreading false news that would disturb public security and order, which are the same charges he faced in the two previous cases.

In the same context, the Criminal Court renewed the detention of Nour Al-Din Shaker, Hussein Ali Hussein, and Mahmoud Mostafa Mahmoud for 45 days in connection with Case No. 65 of 2021 (Supreme State Security).

The three defendants face charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and misusing social media.

14 June sessions

 The Criminal Court renewed the detention of Ahmed Hassanein Mohamed Moussa for 45 days in connection with Case No. 1475 of 2019 (Supreme State Security). Moussa faces charges of joining a terrorist group, committing a financing crime, spreading false news, and misusing social media.

The Criminal Court (The Fourth Circuit Terrorism) renewed the detention of the assistant professor of political science at the Faculty of Economic Studies and Political Science at Alexandria University, Ahmed Al-Tohamy Abdel-Hay, for 45 days in connection with Case No. 649 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

Abdel-Hay faces charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and misusing social media.

The Criminal Court renewed the detention of Al-Azhar Universitystudent Esteshhad Kamal Rezk for 45 days in connection with Case No. 680 of 2020 (Supreme State Security).

Security forces arrested Esteshhad in October 2020. On 19 November of the same year, she appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, which charged her with joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

The Supreme State Security Prosecution

 On 11 June, the South Sharqia Prosecution renewed the detention of Abdel-Rahman Magdy Mohamed El-Attar, an engineering student at Misr University for Science and Technology, for 15 days in connection with Case No. 3886 of 2022 (Mashtool El-Souk Misdemeanor).

El-Attar was arrested from his house in Mashtool El-Souk on 25 April. More than a month later, he appeared before the South Sharqia Prosecution, which charged him with joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

On 12 June, the Supreme State Security Prosecution renewed the detention of El-HusseiniFarghaly for 15 days in connection with Case No. 330 of 2022 (State Security). Farghaly faces charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and inciting a terrorist act, against the backdrop of posting videos on his YouTube channel regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

On 12 June, the Supreme State Security Prosecution also renewed the detention of Mohamed Ashraf, 20, and Ismael AbouZeid, 21, for 15 days in connection with Case No. 41 of 2022 (State Security).

The Supreme State Security Prosecution investigated the pair for the first time on 14 April and charged them with joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and inciting a terrorist act.

On 13 June, the Supreme State Security Prosecution decided to release Marwan Ahmed Ali under the guarantee of his place of residence, in connection with Case No. 2000 of 2021 (Supreme State Security).

Ali was arrested on 11 August. He appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution on 6 September, facing charges of joining a terrorist group, spreading false news, and misusing social media.

For the fifth time, the Supreme State Security Prosecution renewed the detention of former TV presenter at the National Media Authority HalaFahmy for 15 days in connection with Case No. 441 of 2022 (Supreme State Security). The prosecution resumed its investigation with Fahmy in a separate session and faced her with a report prepared by the Information Technology Department regarding her Facebook activity.

Fahmy faces charges of joining a terrorist group, incitement to commit a terrorist crime, and spreading false news domestically and abroad, against the backdrop of sharing videos on her Facebook account.

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