Egypt's prosecution renews imprisonment of three defendants in 'Hope Plan' case for 15 days

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 29 Feb 2020

The defendants
Ziad El-Aleimy, Hossam Moenes and Hesham Fouad Abdel-Aleem

The Egyptian Public Prosecution renewed on Saturday the imprisonment of two journalists and a former MP for 15 days pending investigations in the case known in the media as the “Hope Plan” cell.

The three defendants are journalists Hossam Moenes and Hesham Fouad Abdel-Aleem in addition to former MP in the 2012 People's Assembly Ziad El-Aleimy.

In June 2019, the Interior Ministry announced the arrest of three among others in light of uncovering a hostile scheme dubbed "Hope Plan".

According to the ministry statement, the scheme was organised by fugitive Muslim Brotherhood leaders in coordination with those who claim to represent civil political forces.

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