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  • Imprisonment of journalists Mohamed Hassan, Hamdy Al-Zaem, and Osama Al-Beshbeshy renewed for 15 days

    Imprisonment of journalists Mohamed Hassan, Hamdy Al-Zaem, and Osama Al-Beshbeshy renewed for 15 days

    25 December,2016

    Today (Sunday), Downtown Cairo Prosecution ordered the imprisonment renewal of Mohamed Hassan, journalist at “Al-Nabaa” newspaper, along with journalists Hamdy Al-Zaem, who is working for “Al-Hayah” newspaper, and Osama Al-Beshbeshy from “Belady” news agency, for 15 days pending investigations.
    The security forces arrested the three journalists while they were shooting a report nearby the Journalists’ [...]

     
  • Preventive measures imposed on Haytham Mohamden and Hamdy Qeshta revoked

    Preventive measures imposed on Haytham Mohamden and Hamdy Qeshta revoked

    22 November,2016

    Cairo Criminal Court’s 15th circuit, headed by counselor Shaban al-Shamy, decided to lift the precautionary measures imposed on lawyer Haytham Mohamden and political activist Hamdy Qeshta with the continuation of their release pending the case.
    On October 9, Giza Court, convened at the Police Academy and presided over by counselor Moataz Khafagy, ordered the release of Mohamden and Qeshta pending case No. [...]

     
  • Breaking| Appeal against Journalist “al-Iskandarani” release accepted

    Breaking| Appeal against Journalist “al-Iskandarani” release accepted

    22 November,2016

    Today (Tuesday), Cairo Criminal Court‘s circuit 28, presided over by counselorHassan Farid, decided to accept the appeal filed by the Supreme State Security Prosecution against the release order given to researcher and journalist “Ismail al-Iskandarani” into case No. 569 of 2015 (State Security) in relation to his charges of joining a banned group and propagating false news, and accordingly ruled to extend his pretrial detention for another [...]

     
  • Breaking| Journalist “Ismail al-Iskandarani” Released

    Breaking| Journalist “Ismail al-Iskandarani” Released

    20 November,2016

    Cairo Criminal Court 15th circuit convened at the Police Academy ordered the release of journalistIsmail al-Iskandarani, on charges of joining a banned group and publishing false news, in case No.569 of 2015 State Security.
    On November 29, Egyptian security forces arrested al-Iskandarani at Hurghada International Airport, as he was on his way back from Berlin, he was taken to the headquarters of the Supreme State Security Prosecution in Cairo, and accused him with charges including joining a banned groupand publishing false news.

     
  • Disciplinary trial of TV anchorwoman Azza Al-Henawy postponed to January

    Disciplinary trial of TV anchorwoman Azza Al-Henawy postponed to January

    07 November,2016

    Today, the Disciplinary Court at the State Council decided to postpone reviewing the lawsuit No. 474/58 filed by the Administrative Prosecution against media worker Azza Henawy, presenter of “Akhbar Al-Kahera” (Cairo News) program, along with the program’s director and writer, to the hearing of 2/1/2017. The case was against the backdrop of the administrative infractions [...]

     
  • Egypt: Qasr Al-Nil Misdemeanor upholds acquittal of Tiran and Sanafir protesters

    Egypt: Qasr Al-Nil Misdemeanor upholds acquittal of Tiran and Sanafir protesters

    07 November,2016

    During its today’s hearing, Qasr Al-Nil Appellant Misdemeanor Court at South Cairo Court (Zeinhom) decided to accept- in form- the appeal filed by the Public Prosecution against the acquittal of 51 defendants into the case No. 6407 of 2016 (Qasr al-Nil Misdemeanor)- known in media as the protests denouncing the maritime border agreement between Egypt [...]

     
  • Egypt: Media worker Somayia Al-Shenawi released over ensuring her place of residence into case no. 17081/2016

    Egypt: Media worker Somayia Al-Shenawi released over ensuring her place of residence into case no. 17081/2016

    06 November,2016

     On Friday (October 4), Qasr al-Nil Prosecution convened at Abdeen Court ordered the release of media professional Somayia Al-Shenawi ensuring her place of residence over case No.17081 of 2016 (Qasr Al Nil Misdemeanor) and without pressing any charges against her.
    The security forces arrested Al-Shenawi from Al-Tahrir Square last Friday afternoon. She was holding a placard [...]

     
  • State Security Prosecution renews Public Transport workers’ imprisonment

    State Security Prosecution renews Public Transport workers’ imprisonment

    06 November,2016

    For the fourth time, six of public transport workers have appeared before StateSecurity Prosecution to review their imprisonment renewal after charging them of belonging to an outlawed group, inciting workers to strike and refraining from performing a public service, into the case No. 775 of 2016 (State Security).

     
  • Geneina’s trial postponed, his “defense” disqualifies the court judges

    Geneina’s trial postponed, his “defense” disqualifies the court judges

    03 November,2016

    3 November, 2016
    New Cairo Appellant Misdemeanor Court has just postponed reviewing the appeal filed by counselor Hisham Geneina, former head of the Central Auditing Agency (CAA), to the hearing of November 10, in order to finish the procedures of disqualifying the court judges.
    The hearing was delayed until today’s afternoon. Once it started, Geneina’s defense team [...]

     
  • Juvenile Court acquits 12 children over “Tiran and Sanafir” case

    Juvenile Court acquits 12 children over “Tiran and Sanafir” case

    23 October,2016

    A Juvenile Court (Misdemeanor), which was convened at North Cairo Court in Abassyia, declared 12 children- into case No. 959 of 2016 (Juvenile) that is stemmed from case No. 6408/2016 (Qasr al-Nil Misdemeanor)- innocent of the charges attributed to them, including protesting without a permit and propagating false news on the 25th of last April in [...]