Egypt's prosecution refers activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah, 2 others to trial on joining illegal group charges

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Saturday 16 Oct 2021

Egyptian prosecution has referred well-known blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah and two others to the Emergency State Security Misdemeanour Court, Egyptian human rights lawyer Khaled Ali said on Saturday.

Alaa Abdel-Fattah
A file photo for Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah (Photo: AFP)

In a Facebook post, Ali reported that the trial of Abdel-Fattah, human rights lawyer Mohamed El-Baqer and blogger Mohamed Oxygen in the case 1356/2018 will start on Monday in Cairo.

The prosecution has accused the three of joining an illegal group whose purpose is to call for the suspension of the provisions of the constitution and laws and to prevent state institutions and public authorities from carrying out their duties.

Abdel-Fattah and El-Baqer were arrested in September 2019.

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