Egypt: Stereotypical charges and legal framework of pretrial detention

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Sherif Hilali

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The political and human rights activists arrested by security forces are always subjected to several recurrent stereotypical accusations, derived from the Egyptian Penal Code (Law No. 58 of 1937), the Anti-Terrorism Law (Law No. 94 of 2015) and the Anti-Cyber and Information Technology Crimes Law (Law No. 175 of 2018).

These charges are often recurrently brought against political and human rights activists in all cases, most notably: spreading false news against the state and its institutions on social media, participating with a “terrorist” group in achieving its goals, joining a “terrorist” group, inciting violence, and many others.

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