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Egypt: Egyptian appeals court issues 3 month suspended sentence to rights lawyer Khaled Ali

September 19, 2018

Khaled Ali

A Giza misdemeanour appeals court handed on Wednesday a three month suspended sentence to Khaled Ali, the prominent labour rights lawyer and the 2012 presidential candidate, for offending public decency in an incident that dates back to 2017.

According to Egyptian law, Ali has the right to appeal Wednesday’s court decision.

In September 2017, a misdemeanour court had sentenced Ali to three months in prison in the case and ordered a bail of  EGP 1000 on charges of ofending public decency by making the middle-finger gesture outside of the State Council headquarters in January 2017.

The incident that led to Ali’s conviction occurred as a crowd gathered to celebrate a successful court ruling won by Ali against the April 2016 Egypt-Saudi border demarcation agreement that placed the Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir within Saudia Arabian territory.

Ali appealed the court ruling.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/311846/Egypt/Politics-/Egyptian-appeals-court-issues–month-suspended-sen.aspx

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-09-19/egypt-court-upholds-suspended-sentence-against-activist

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/57834/Khaled-Ali-handed-down-suspended-3-year-jail-term-over

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2018/Sep-19/463900-egypt-court-upholds-suspended-sentence-against-activist.ashx

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/606620/Egypt-court-suspends-jail-term-for-prominent-activ

https://www.egyptindependent.com/egyptian-court-upholds-prison-sentence-against-former-presidential-candidate/

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180918-un-systematic-involuntary-disappearances-continue-in-egypt/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaled_Ali

https://searx.me:3000/?mortyhash=cba3644ab8df3726615c388200f2158cb6b2de2ba037f7f6bb121fe6ceb7a251&mortyurl=https%3A%2F%2Fkatib.net%2F2018%2F09%2F20%2F%25d8%25a7%25d9%2584%25d8%25b9%25d9%2581%25d9%2588-%25d8%25a7%25d9%2584%25d8%25af%25d9%2588%25d9%2584%25d9%258a%25d8%25a9-%25d8%25a8%25d8%25b9%25d8%25af-%25d8%25aa%25d8%25a3%25d9%258a%25d9%258a%25d8%25af-%25d8%25a7%25d9%2584%25d8%25ad%25d9%2583%25d9%2585-%25d8%25b9%25d9%2584%25d9%2589-%25d8%25ae%25d8%25a7%25d9%2584%25d8%25af%2F (ARABIC)

https://www.agenzianova.com/a/0/2075252/2018-09-19/egitto-tribunale-appello-giza-conferma-3-mesi-di-carcere-per-l-attivista-ex-candidato-presidenza-khaled-ali (ITALIANO)

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Egypt: Detention of lawyer and former ambassador Masoum Marzouk renewed

September 18, 2018

Update: Egypt’s Supreme State Security Prosecution renewed on Tuesday the detention of former ambassador Masoum Marzouk, activist Sameh Seoudi and university professors Yehia al-Qazzaz and Abdel Fattah Saeed al-Banna for 15 days, according to ANHRI lawyer Ahmed Abdel Latif.

Economist Raed Salama, another defendant in the case, is still in the process of being interrogated, Abdel Latif told Mada Masr.

The activists and political figures were detained on August 23, the third day of Eid al-Adha, on terrorism related charges, and made party to Case 1305/2018.

Despite local reports that defendants’ assets are in the process of being frozen, investigators have denied knowing of any steps being taken toward that end, Abdel Latif added.

Read our earlier coverage here: https://bit.ly/2pgMqLA

 

(Mada Masr English Facebook, 18/09/18)

https://www.voanews.com/a/egyptian-movement-calls-for-release-of-opposition-figures/4546340.html

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/egypt-s-elite-denounce-repression-sh5wdrb6d

https://lobelog.com/five-years-after-sisis-coup-soul-searching-resistance-and-division/

http://www.ghatreh.com/news/nn44071599/%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%B2%D8%AF-%D9%BE%DB%8C%D8%B4%DB%8C%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B1%DB%8C%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA-%D8%AC%D9%85%D9%87%D9%88%D8%B1%DB%8C-%D9%85%D8%B5%D8%B1-%C2%A0%D9%86%D8%B8%D8%A7%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%DB%8C%D8%B3%DB%8C-%D8%B3%D8%B1%DA%A9%D9%88%D8%A8%DA%AF%D8%B1%C2%A0%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA (ARABIC)

http://www.europapress.es/internacional/noticia-detenidos-egipto-tres-politicos-opositores-sisi-20180824014931.html (ESPANOL)

http://nena-news.it/egitto-amal-resta-in-prigione-insieme-a-migliaia-di-egiziani/ (ITALIANO)

Egypt: Rights lawyer Ezzat Ghneim Released

September 4, 2018

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/egypt-fears-lawyer-ezzat-ghonim-latest-human-rights-activist-be-disappeared

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/profile/ezzat-ghneim

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/ezzat-ghneim-arrested

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Egypt: Update on Detained Labour Lawyer Haytham Mohamadeen

August 27, 2018

Labor lawyer and activist Haytham Mohamadeen was handed a 15-day detention renewal order by the Supreme State Security Prosecution on Monday in Case 718/2018, according to lawyer Maha Youssef.

Mohamadeen was arrested on May 17 and faces charges of joining a terrorist group and inciting protests over the March metro fare hikes.

Read our earlier coverage here:https://goo.gl/USgara

(Mada Masr English Facebook, 27/8/18)

https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/detention-and-prosecution-haytham-mohamadeen

https://www.dw.com/en/egypt-regime-fears-another-arab-spring/a-45224716

#FreeHaytham

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Egypt: بعد حوالي 100 يوم من الاعتقال.. “أمن الدولة” تنظر غدا تجديد حبس هيثم محمدين في قضية “غلاء المترو”

26/8/18

ظر غدا، نيابة أمن الدولة العليا طوارئ، جلسة تجديد حبس المحامي اليساري والناشط الحقوقي، هيثم محمدين.

وكانت النيابة قد وجهت لمحمدين تهم الاشتراك مع جماعة إرهابية لتعطيل العمل باللوائح مع العلم بأغراضها، وتكدير السلم الاجتماعي، والاشتراك والتحريض على تظاهرة، وتعطيل مصالح المواطنين.

وألقت قوات الأمن القبض عليه فجر الجمعة  18 مايو 2018 من منزله بمدينة الصف في محافظة الجيزة، واقتادته إلى مكان غير معلوم.

وظهر في اليوم التالي لتتهمه نيابة أمن الدولة العليا بالاشتراك مع “جماعة إرهابية” مع العلم بأغراضها والتحريض علي التظاهر لتعطيل المواصلات العامة والإضرار بمصلحة المواطنين، واستخدام موقع المعلومات الدولية للتحريض على “أعمال إرهابية”، وذلك على خلفية الاعتراض على زيادة أسعار تذاكر المترو مؤخرا.

ومن جهتها، قالت منظمة العفو الدولية، إن محمدين، قضى عيد ميلاده في السجن بتهم لا أساس لها من الصحة. وجددت المنظمة مطالبتها بإخلاء سبيل هيثم عبر حسابها على فيسبوك.

وأشار البيان الذي نشرته المنظمة على حسابها بموقع التواصل الاجتماعي “فيس بوك”، في 4 أغسطس الجاري، إلى أن اعتقاله جاء  ضمن حملة قمع مستمرة على المعارضة استمرت بلا هوادة منذ الانتخابات الرئاسية

يذكر أنه قد ألقي القبض على 22 من النشطاء والمتظاهرين من بينهم 6 سيدات إثر وقفات احتجاجية في مناطق مختلفة بالقاهرة في 16 مايو 2018 تعبيرا عن استيائهم من إقرار الحكومة لزيادة أسعار تذاكر مترو الأنفاق. وتم اتهامهم في  ذات القضية بنفس الاتهامات السابق ذكرها ويتم تجديد حبسهم منذ ذلك الحين.

 

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https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/detention-and-prosecution-haytham-mohamadeen (ENGLISH)

https://www.dw.com/en/egypt-regime-fears-another-arab-spring/a-45224716 (ENGLISH)

#FreeHaytham

N.B. After about 100 days of detention the Court will decide whether or not to extend the detention of labour lawyer Haytham Mohamadeen, at a hearing on August 27, 2018

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Egypt: Egypt rounds up regime critics amid calls to protest

August 25, 2018

Egyptian opposition activist Masoum Marzouk [Twitter]

Egyptian state prosecutors on Friday remanded Masoum Marzouk, a prominent opposition figure and former diplomat, along with six others, in custody for 15 days, pending investigation into charges against them. Those charges include “inciting unrest” and “membership in a terrorist organization,” Tarek al-Awadi, a lawyer for the defendants, told local media outlets.

On Thursday evening, security forces detained Marzouk, economist Raed Salama, academic Yehia al-Qazzaz, and four other critics of the regime of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Earlier this month, Marzouk had called for a referendum and proposed a political road map if Egyptians voted against the government. The transition would have included the suspension of the constitution, the termination of the current presidential term and the dissolution of parliament, which is packed with el-Sissi supporters. Marzouk said if the government rejected his proposal he would hold a “popular conference” in Tahrir Square – epicenter of the 2011 uprising – on Aug. 31.

A vocal critic of the current regime, Marzouk held several diplomatic posts under former President Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to step down, after 30 years in power, following a 2011 popular uprising.

https://www.dailysabah.com/mideast/2018/08/25/egypt-rounds-up-regime-critics-amid-calls-to-protest

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180824-egypt-15-days-in-jail-for-masoum-marzouk-and-6-others/

https://en.qantara.de/content/egyptian-activist-masoum-marzouk-arrested-after-call-for-president-recall-referendum

https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/egypt-arrests-former-diplomat-maasoum-marzouk-who-called-referendum-sisi-439315666

https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001293199/egypt-arrests-three-leading-president-sisi-political-opponents-security-sources

https://www.firstpost.com/world/egypt-orders-detention-of-ex-diplomat-opposition-figures-mena-news-agency-5041451.html

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/23/middleeast/egypt-maasoum-marzouk/index.html

https://www.voanews.com/a/egyptian-movement-calls-for-release-of-opposition-figures/4546340.html

https://www.kiro7.com/news/egypts-opposition-calls-for-release-of-exdiplomat/821578916

https://www.madamasr.com/en/2018/08/29/feature/politics/political-figures-arrested-over-eid-holiday-interrogated-about-political-views-affiliations/

https://www.tampabay.com/egypt-secures-iconic-tahrir-square-ahead-of-gathering-call-ap_world99dc4b064d874ac1b20df6984d05461a

http://fr.africanews.com/2018/08/24/en-egypte-un-diplomatique-critique-de-sissi-mis-aux-arrets/ (FRANCAIS)

http://itongadol.com/noticias/val/111532/-reporte-de-medio-oriente-de-ajn.html (ESPANOL)

#FreeMasoumMarzouk

#الحرية_لمعصوم_مرزوق

Egypt: Lawyer: Egyptian Who Called for Referendum Is Arrested

August 23, 2018

Egyptian politician threatens 'uprising', calls for referendum on Sisi

The lawyer for a former diplomat who called for a referendum on Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s government has been arrested.

Khaled Ali says he was told by Masoum Marzouk’s family that he was taken from his home on Thursday and that his whereabouts are unknown.

Marzouk called for the referendum earlier this month and proposed a roadmap for a political transition if Egyptians voted against the government. He said if the government did not respond positively to the initiative he would hold a “popular conference” in Cairo’s Tahrir Square — epicenter of the 2011 uprising — on Aug. 31.

https://apnews.com/74c5011b83cc45ada1cbfbe804f408b5

https://www.wral.com/lawyer-egyptian-who-called-for-referendum-is-arrested/17789464/

https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2018/8/8/egyptian-politician-threatens-uprising-calls-for-referendum-on-sisi

https://madamirror.appspot.com/www.madamasr.com/en/2018/08/23/news/politics/security-forces-arrest-4-political-activists-on-3rd-day-of-eid-holiday/

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/23/lawyer-egyptian-who-called-for-referendum-is-arres/

http://www.euronews.com/2018/08/23/egypt-arrests-leading-sisi-political-opponents-security-sources

#FreeMasoumMarzouk

#الحرية_لمعصوم_مرزوق

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(Mada Masr English Facebook, 24/8/18)