Egyptian military court reduces journalist Ismail Eskandrani prison sentence to 7 years: Lawyer

Ahram Online , Tuesday 18 Oct 2022

A military cassation court has reduced the prison sentence against Egyptian journalist and researcher Ismail Eskandrani to seven years instead of ten, human rights lawyer Khaled Ali said on Monday.

Ismail Alexandrani
File photo of Ismail Alexandrani


Based on the cassation court’s ruling, Eskandarani, who has been in jail since he was arrested in December 2015, is set to be released on 30 November this year, Ali wrote on his Facebook page.

In May 2018, an Egyptian military court sentenced Eskandrani, who is researcher in Political Sociology and an expert on terrorist groups in the North Sinai, to ten years in prison for spreading false news, obtaining and spreading a defence secret illegally, according to a 2021 document from the northern Cairo military prosecution that was posted by Ali.

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