ANHRI succeeds in filing a cassation memorandum for prisoner of conscience Shawkan and eight other defendants in the dispersal of Rabaa sit-in case, And opens the door to the families and lawyers of the remaining defendants to file a cassation before the legal period expires

Cairo 4 November, 2018

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, the lawyers of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) submitted a memorandum containing the reasons for challenging the judgment handed down in case No. 34150 of 2015 Nasr City Criminals registered as No. 2985 of 2015 East Cairo, also known as the “Dispersal of Rabaa sit-in” in which 739 defendants are accused, Including photojournalist Mahmoud Abdel Shakur Abu Zeid “Shawkan”. The memorandum was registered as No. 210 cassations and No. 272 filing reasons.

The cassation filed by ANHRI is on behalf of nine defendants, including Shawkan, despite the delay and intransigence of the prison administration, who did not allow the defendants to file a cassation until November 1, which risks the expiry of the period in which defendants in prisom may file for a cassation, in this case it ends next Thursday, November 8, as the verdict was issued on 8 September 2018.

On September 8, 2018, Cairo Criminal Court’s 28th Terrorism Chamber had handed down its verdict in case No. 34150 of 2015 Nasr City Criminals registered as No. 2985 of 2015 East Cairo, also known as “The dispersal of Rabaa sit-in”, condemning 739 defendants, including leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood and photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid Shawkan and others.

As ANHRI has succeeded in filing a cassation, it calls on the families and lawyers of the other defendants to promptly apply for filing a cassation before next Thursday, which marks the end of the 60-day period specified by the law for filing a cassation, since the verdict was handed down on 8 September.