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

Today (Tuesday), Cairo Criminal Court‘s circuit 28presided 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 45 days.

On November 20, noteworthy, the Prosecution appealed the decision issued by Cairo Criminal Court 15th circuit convened at the Police Academy to release al-Iskandarani.

On November 29, the Egyptian security forces arrested al-Iskandarani at Hurghada International Airport upon his return from Berlin. He was then taken to the headquarters of the Supreme State Security Prosecution in Cairo, and leveled against him charges including joining a banned group and publishing false news.