List of the names of journalists and media workers in Egyptian prisons until now

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    Mahmoud Abdel-Naby Awad

    Date of arrest : 3 July, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Rassd News Network
    He has been detained pending case No. 10045 of 2013 (Al-Montazah Administrative), registered under No. 50666 of 2014 (Al-Montazah Criminal) and 4214 of 2014 (East Alexandria), in which he is accused of forming an assembly, vandalizing public and private properties, possessing firearms and premeditated murder.
     
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    Ibrahim Abdel Naby Awad

    Date of arrest : 3 July, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Rassd News Network
    He has been detained pending case No. 10045 of 2013 (Al-Montazah Administrative), registered under No. 50666 of 2014 (Al-Montazah Criminal) and No. 4214 of 2014 (East Alexandria), in which he is accused of forming an assembly, vandalizing public and private properties, possessing firearms and premeditated murder.
     
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    Mahmoud Abdel-Shakour Abu Zaid

    Date of arrest : 14 August, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Photojournalist at Demotix Agency
    He has been detained pending case No. 34150 of 2015 (1st Nasr City Criminal), registered under no.  2985/2015 (East Cairo), known in media as “Rabaa Sit-in dispersal”, in which he is charged with killing and attempting to kill officers, conscripts and civilians as well as joining an outlawed group, resisting the authorities, threating to use force, robbery, disrupting land transportation and facilities, and possessing unlicensed fireworks.
     
  4. 4

    Sherif Abdel Hamid Heshmat

    Date of arrest : 17 August, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Ikhwan Online
     He has been detained pending case No. 34150 of 2015 (1st Nasr City Criminal), registered under no.  2985/2015 (East Cairo), known in media as “Rabaa Sit-in dispersal”, in which he is charged with killing and attempting to kill officers, conscripts and civilians as well as joining an outlawed group, resisting the authorities, threating to use force, robbery, disrupting land
     
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    Ahmed Khamis

    Date of arrest : 23 August, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance Reporter
    No information available
     
  6. 6

    Ahmed Ali Al-Najar

    Date of arrest : 23 August, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance Reporter
    No information available
     
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    Mohamed Mohamed Mostafa Al-Adly

    Date of arrest : 23 August, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Amgad TV
     He was sentenced to life in prison into case No. 2210 of 2014 (Agouza Criminal), publicly known as “Rabaa Operations Room” case, in which he is accused of joining an outlawed group, overthrowing the regime, deliberately vandalizing of public properties, disseminating false news and data, and possessing wireless communication devices without a permit
     
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    Samhi Mustafa Ahmed Abdel-Aleem

    Date of arrest : 25 August, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : One of Rassd News Network's founders
    He was sentenced to life in prison into case No. 2210 of 2014 (Agouza Criminal), publicly known as “Rabaa Operations Room” case, in which he is accused of joining an outlawed group, overthrowing the regime, deliberately vandalizing of public properties, disseminating false news and data, and possessing wireless communication devices without a permit
     
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    Abdullah Ahmed Mohamed Ismail Al-Fakharany

    Date of arrest : 25 August, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Rassd News Network
    He was sentenced to life imprisonment over “Rabaa Operations Room” case, and has been held in pretrial detention pending the case known in media as “Rabaa Sit-in dispersal”
     
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    Omran Ashour Mohamed Ahmed

    Date of arrest : 25 August, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance Reporter
    He was sentenced to life imprisonment over the case publicly known as “Rabaa Operations”
     
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    Osama Shaker Ezz Al-Din

    Date of arrest : August 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Misr 25 TV Channel
    He has been held pending case No. 1977/2013 (2nd Damietta police station)
     
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    Sayed Mousa

    Date of arrest : 1 September, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Amgad TV
    No information available
     
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    Abdullah Helmy Mohamed Khalil Shusha

    Date of arrest : 22 September, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Amgad TV
    He has been detained pending case No. 4277 of 2014, registered under no. 2332 of 2014 (Ismailia Criminal), known in media as “Al-Khalyia Al-Ounkodya”, in which he is accused of forming a terrorist cell, protesting without a permit, setting fire to police and security men cars, possessing unauthorized firearms and propagating false news
     
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    Karim Mostafa Al-Sayed

    Date of arrest : 28 September, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Al-Shabab TV
    No information available
     
  15. 15

    Walid Abdel-Raouf Shaby

    Date of arrest : 28 September, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journal of Freedom & Justice
    He has been in detention pending “Rabaa Operations Room” case, and was sentenced to death over an ongoing case, in which a re-trial has been ordered after appealing the ruling
     
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    Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Sabe’a

    Date of arrest : 4 October, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Afaq Arabia newspaper and Cairo’s Al-Aqsa Channel
    He was sentenced to life in prison over “Rabaa Operations” case
     
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    Moheye Kassem Abdel Gawad

    Date of arrest : 6 October, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance journalist
    No information available
     
  18. 18

    Ibrahim Khalil Al-Darawi

    Date of arrest : October 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at Afaq Arabia newspaper
    He was sentenced to life in prison over case No. 56458/2013 (1st Nasr City police station), known in media as “spying with Hamas” case
     
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    Ibrahim Talha

    Date of arrest : October 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance Photojournalist
    He was sentenced by Al-Mansoura Misdemeanor to two years in prison on charges of harming the public peace, affiliating with the Muslim Brotherhood group and working for Al-Jazeera TV
     
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    Said Abo Haj

    Date of arrest : 4 November, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Sinai Independent Media Center reporter
    He has been detained since his arrest from his workplace at Al-Arish city on charges of overthrowing the regime, inciting protests, targeting the armed forces and police personnel
     
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    Hany Salah Al-Din

    Date of arrest : 28 November, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at Youm 7 Newspaper
    He has been detained as he was sentenced to life imprisonment over “Rabaa Operations Room”  case, and has also been held in pretrial detention pending case known as “Rabaa Sit-in dispersal”
     
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    Abdel-Rahman Labib Hendiya

    Date of arrest : 18 December, 2013
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance reporter- Al Jazeera
    He is a student at Al-Monifyia University and was working for Al-Jazeera TV. He was arrested while he was shooting some incidents took place in the university. He was charged with shooting protests on campus and attempting to storm the administrative building.
     
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    Khaled Mohamed Abdel-Raaouf

    Date of arrest : 2 January, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Al-Jazeera freelance reporter
    He has been in detention over Marriot Cell and Helwan Brigades cases.
     
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    Ahmed Fouad Moahmed Al-Sayyed

    Date of arrest : 25 January, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Karmoz Website
    He was sentenced to three years of prison and a fine of LE10,000 pending the case No.1416/2014 (Al-Montazah Administrative), registered under no. 2723/2014 (Al-Montazah Criminal) and no. 2723/2014, in which he is accused of being members at an outlawed group, blocking roads, damaging public and private properties, and disrupting public peace and security
     
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    Hassan Ibrahim al-Banna

    Date of arrest : February 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance Reporter
    No information available
     
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    Khalid Hamdi Abdel-Wahab

    Date of arrest : 7 March, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Misr 25 Channel
    He has been on remand pending case No.0145 of 2014 (2nd October Criminal) on a charge of spying with Qatar. He was also given a 15-year prison sentence
     
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    Mohamed Salah Al-Din Madany

    Date of arrest : 18 March, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Misr 25 Channel
    He has been on remand pending case No. 382/2014 (Minaa Al-Basl) which was referred to the Military Prosecution for jurisdiction
     
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    Osama Mohamed Al-Amricany

    Date of arrest : 1 April, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance Photographer
    No information available
     
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    Gamal Al-Alam

    Date of arrest : 3 April, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Misr 25 Channel
    No information available
     
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    Mosad Hussein Abdullah El-Barbary

    Date of arrest : 3 April, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Director of Ahrar 25 TV
    He has been held in detention as he was sentenced to life in prison over the case publicly known as “Rabaa Operations Room”
     
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    Abdel Rahman Ramadan Shaheen Al-Moselhi

    Date of arrest : 7 April, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journal of Freedom & Justice
    He has been held in prison. On 26 December 2014, Suez Misdemeanor Appellant Court sentenced him to three years in jail in addition to a fine. He has been detained pending case No. 201 of 2014 (Suez Military Misdemeanor) in which he was charged with protesting, participating in violence incidents and spreading false news.
     
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    Omar Abdel-Maksoud Anas

    Date of arrest : April 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Masr AlArabia Website
      He has been held in pretrial detention, and was also sentenced in absentia to life in prison into another case for setting fire to police cars. He is currently being re-tried.
     
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    Ahmed Abdel-Hamid Awad

    Date of arrest : 28 May, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance Photojournalist at Al-Jazeera
    He has been held in jail after shooting the elections at the Primary School in Arab Al-Swalha village, Qaliubiya governorate
     
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    Mohamed Mamoun Abu Shusha

    Date of arrest : 11 June, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Ahrar 25 reporter
    He has been held in prison as he was sentenced to 3 years on the 22nd of November, 2014, by Damanhur Criminal Court, which also fined him with 20000 EGP, over charges of possessing a camera and working for the MB channels
     
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    Omar Ahmed

    Date of arrest : 13 June, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance photographer
    No information available
     
  36. 36

    Ashraf Mahmoud Khalifa

    Date of arrest : 13 June, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journal of Freedom & Justice
    He has been held in jail since his arrest from his home at the New Valley. He was then deported to the National State authority to be interrogated over a charge of belonging to a banned group.
     
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    Mohamed Ezzat

    Date of arrest : 29 June, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Ikhwan Online
    No information available
     
  38. 38

    Mohsen Youssef Al-Sayyed Rady

    Date of arrest : September 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Managing Editor of Commerce Magazine
    He was sentenced to 20 years in jail over “Banha Violence Incidents” case, and to life over the “Great Escape” case as well as the case known in media as “Qaliub blocking road”
     
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    Mustafa Abdel Hamid Bedair

    Date of arrest : 24 November, 2014
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Misr 25 TV- Freedom and Justice reporter
    He has been in detention since his arrest from his home at Kafr Al-Sheikh upon an arrest warrant issued by Kafr Al-Sheikh Prosecution over protesting without license charge
     
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    Sameh Al-Balah

    Date of arrest : 4 January, 2015
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat Newspaper
    On 4/1/2015, Giza Criminal Court sentenced him to one year in prison
     
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    Hassan Hosni al-Qabbani

    Date of arrest : 22 January, 2015
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at Al-Karama newspaper and the founder of Journalists for Reform Movement
    He has been in detention pending case No. 718 of 2015 (State Security). Al-Qabbani, a Journalists Syndicate member and a journalist at Al-Karama newspaper, is charged with joining an outlawed group and taking part in the espionage crime and another one with the aim of committing a crime that forcibly could change the country's Constitution and its republican structure
     
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    Abdel-Rahman Abdel-Salam Yaqout

    Date of arrest : 21 March, 2015
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at Karmouz Website
    He has been detained pending case No. 8558/2015 (Al-Dekhela Administrative). He is charged with being member at a terrorist group and setting fire to a police station
     
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    Hussein Abdel-Halim

    Date of arrest : 11 April, 2015
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at Al-Dostour newspaper
    He has been in prison against the backdrop of a report on torture published by Al-Dostour newspaper. The Public Prosecution orderd to imprison him for 15 days pending investigations into various cases. The Ministry of the Interior issued a statement in which it announced that he is a suspect of many previous cases in which he received verdicts in absentia. One of these cases was that No. 2135/2011 (Al-Basateen) in which he was sentenced to three years of rigorous imprisonment, besides case no. 5325 of 2013 (Al-Basateen Misdemeanor) which handed him a one-year prison sentence, and case No. 14710/2013 (Al-Maadi Misdemeanor), appealed under no. 11927 of 2005 in which he was sentenced to one year in prison.
     
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    Mohamed Abdel-Moneam Imam

    Date of arrest : 11 April, 2015
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at Tayha Misr (Long live Egypt) newspaper
      He has been on remand since April 2015 at Wadi Al-Natroun Prison into the case No. 3074/2015 (Dar Al-Salam Criminal), against the backdrop of covering protests at Dar Al-Salam district. In this case, he is accused of protesting without a license, possessing weapons, disrupting traffic, endangering lives alongside public and private properties, and attacking people.
     
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    Mohamed Saber Ahmed Al-Batawi

    Date of arrest : 17 June, 2015
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Akhbar Al-Youm
    He has been in detention pending case No. 503/2015 (State Security) on a charge of joining a group that was established against the law
     
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    Hisham Ahmed Awad Jaafar

    Date of arrest : 21 October, 2015
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalists Syndicate member and the director of Mada Foundation for Media Development
    He has been in detention since the raiding of Mada Foundation's headquarters and his arrest thereafter. He has been held in pretrial detention pending case No. 720 of 2015 (State Security) on a charge of joining an outlawed group and receiving an international bribery
     
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    Mahmoud Mostafa Saad

    Date of arrest : 23 October, 2015
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at Al-Nahar newspaper
    He has been held in pretrial detention over case No. 730 of 2015 (State Security) on a charge of joining an outlawed group and propagating false news
     
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    Ismail Al-Sayed Omar Al-Iskandarani

    Date of arrest : 29 November, 2015
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance journalist
    He was detained inside Hurghada International Airport upon his arrival to Egypt, and then at the National Security’s headquarters.. He has been held on remand pending the case No. 569/2015 (State Security) in which he is accused of joining an outlawed group
     
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    Ahmed Bayoumi

    Date of arrest : 31 December, 2015
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Dardasha newspaper reporter
    He has been in pretrial detention since 31/12/2015, after he was arrested from his house while visiting his family at Kafr Al-Sheikh on a charge of being member at a group that was formed against the law
     
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    Ahmed Nagy

    Date of arrest : 20 February, 2016
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at Akhbar Al-Adb newspaper
    He has been in jail, as Boulaq Abo El-Ela Misdemeanor Court sentenced him to two years in prison for publishing a chapter of his novel.
     
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    Sabry Anwar Mohamed Abdel-Halim

    Date of arrest : 21 February, 2016
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at Al-Badil newspaper
    He was arrested on 21/2/2016 in Damietta governorate. He has been detained pending investigations over case No. 2015 of 2015 (Damietta Administrative)
     
  52. 52

    Sohaib Saad Mohamed

    Date of arrest : 1 June, 2016
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist and Al-Jazeera freelance reporter
    He was sentenced to three years prison over the case publicly known as “ Marriot Cell”, and has also been detained over case No. 176/2015 (Military West Criminal), this is in addition to the life prison sentence he was given
     
  53. 53

    Magdy Ahmed Hussein Gad

    Date of arrest : 1 July, 2016
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : AlShaab AlJadid newspaper's editor-in-chief
    He has been released over the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL) case, whereas detained following a ruling to imprison him for 5 years into the case No. 60571/2013 (Agouza Administrative)
     
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    Omar Adel Abdel-Hamid

    Date of arrest : 26 August, 2016
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Photojournalist at Zoom News Website
    He was arrested from Azbet Al-Nakhl Metro station and had been disappeared for two days before appearing at Al-Marg Prosecution to find himself charged with joining an outlawed group, protesting without a license and possessing Molotov, into case No.  8410 of 2016 (Al-Marg Misdemeanor), and has been on remand in jail at Tora Prison since then.
     
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    Osama Gaber Abdel-Salam Al-Beshbesh

    Date of arrest : 26 September, 2016
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist
    He has been held in pre-trial detention pending case No.15060/2016 (Qasr al-Nil Misdemeanor)- Charges: joining a terrorist group, promoting through social media, preventing state institutions from carrying out their duties, spreading false news and information, possessing recorded videos used to disrupt the constitution and law and calling for a protesting without a permit.
     
  56. 56

    Hamdy Mokhtar Ali- AKA: Hamdy Al-Zaem

    Date of arrest : 26 September, 2016
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist
    He has been held in pre-trial detention pending case No.15060/2016 (Qasr al-Nil Misdemeanor)- Charges: joining a terrorist group, promoting through social media, preventing state institutions from carrying out their duties, spreading false news and information, possessing recorded videos used to disrupt the constitution and law and calling for a protesting without a permit.
     
  57. 57

    Mohamed Hassan Mostafa Mohamed

    Date of arrest : 26 September, 2016
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at Al-Nabaa newspaper
    He has been held in pre-trial detention pending case No.15060/2016 (Qasr al-Nil Misdemeanor)- Charges: joining a terrorist group, promoting through social media, preventing state institutions from carrying out their duties, spreading false news and information, possessing recorded videos used to disrupt the constitution and law and calling for a protesting without a permit.
     
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    Abdel-Rahman Ali Mohamed Al-Zaher

    Date of arrest : 11 November, 2016
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at Zoom Website
    He has been detained over case No.17905 of 2016 (Omranyia Misdemeanor), in which he is charged with joining an outlawed group, protesting without a permit and blocking roads
     
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    Ammar Abdul Majid

    Date of arrest : unknown
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Al-Hadath website photojournalist
    He was arrested while he was covering January 25 Protests at Shubra Al-Khema, and was held in pretrial detention over the case No. 824/2016 (Shubra Al-Khema Administrative
     
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    Ahmed Mohamed Mansy Hamad

    Date of arrest : unknown
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Photojournalist
    He has been held in pretrial detention over case No. 8160 of 2016 (Sayeda Zeinab Misdemeanor), in which he is charged with joining an outlawed group, protesting without a permit, providing the MB with information, and using social networking websites to promote the MB views
     
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    Emad Abo Zaid

    Date of arrest : unknown
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Reporter at Al-Ahram Gate
      Bani Suef Criminal Court sentenced him to three years in prison after being charged with joining an outlawed group, stirring chaos, and inciting against the army and police through his articles published in a number of news websites
     
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    Moahmed Hegazy

    Date of arrest : unknown
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Misr 25
    He received a three-year prison sentence
     
  63. 63

    Wael Al-Hadeny

    Date of arrest : unknown
    Place of detention :
    Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance journalist- Mahalla City
    He was acquitted over case No. 4676/2015 He was released over case No. 6191/2015, but the order hasn't been implemented yet Similarly, he was released pending case No. 12388/2015, but the order has yet to be implemented