Egypt’s Journalist Syndicate board deputy chairman Gamal Fahmy refused to appear in front of the Court of Appeal on Tuesday.
The Appeals Prosecution was scheduled to investigate a report against Fahmy for "publishing false news that threatens national security."
The report was filed by the presidency’s legal affairs administration on 9 January.
Fahmy is accused of publishing the intentional killing of El-Hosseiny Abou-Deif during clashes outside of Cairo’s presidential palace in December 2012.
Abou-Deif passed away in the same month, following a one-week coma after being shot by an unknown assailant at the clashes.