AFTE’s Weekly Legal Bulletin (3:10 December 2023)| The detention of student Ahmed El-Toukhy, human rights lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw, and Khaled Helmy was renewed for 45 days

Date : Tuesday, 12 December, 2023


Detention renewals

The 5th December hearing: 

The Criminal Court (Fifth Circuit) renewed the detention of Khaled Galal Helmy for 45 days pending investigations into lawsuit No. 1984 of 2021 (Supreme State Security Prosecution).

On February 8, 2023, security forces arrested Helmy and added him to case no. 935 of 2023 (Rod Al-Farag misdemeanor). It is worth mentioning that the Criminal Court adjourned the defendant’s hearing session earlier this year to October 10.

The 6th December hearings:

The Criminal Court (First Circuit) decided to renew the detention of student Ahmed Khaled El-Toukhy for 45 days pending trial no. 532 of 2021 Shebin El Qanater against the background of joining a terrorist group established against the law aiming to disturb public security. 

Contrary to what is stated in the police report -that he was arrested in an ambush near his house- El-Toukhy headed to the National Security premises on the 26th of September, 2020 after being summoned by an officer over the phone. El-Toukhy then appeared on the 12th of January, 2021, after forcibly disappearing for over three months.

After one year in pre-trial detention, the Criminal Court (First Circuit) decided to renew the detention of human rights lawyer Ahmed Nazeer El-Helw for 45 days pending investigations of lawsuit No. 1940 of 2022 Supreme State Security.

Security forces arrested El-Helw from his house on November 7 in conjunction with the random arrests by the security forces with the increasing calls for demonstrations on November 11. El-Helw was illegally detained for 6 days till he appeared before the prosecution facing accusations of joining a terrorist group.

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