The hearings' agenda for the fourth week of February
February 24th, 2017


"journalists against torture" observatory is publishing the most outstanding investigation hearings or the trials of journalists for the fourth week of February. They are:

Saturday 25th February

- Cairo criminal court ,held in the institution of police officer in Tura by the judge Hassan Faried, is continuing the trial of 739 accused including the press photographer "Mahmoud Abuzaied Shawkan" in which decided to continue presenting the videos related to the case numbered 34150 for year 2015 first Madinet Nasr criminal, recorded with the number 2985 for year 2015 total east Cairo, that is known by " Rabaa sit-in dispersal"

the police troops had arrested Shawkan while photographing the dispersal of Rabaa sit in in August 2013, since then he was remanded in preventive custody for being accused of belonging to the Muslim brotherhood association and participating in an armed sit in.

- Qasr Elniel misdemeanor appeal court, in Zienhom court, is determining in the appeal submitted by the representative of the journalists "Yehia Qalash", and the syndicate agent "Khaled Elbalshy" and the general secretary "Gamal Abdelrheem" on the sentence of  2 years imprisonment and 10 thousand pounds for each of them to stop implementing the sentence for being accused of sheltering wanted persons, the Qasr Elniel misdemeanor court had decided that sentence on 19th November.

- Bolaq Eldakrour prosecution is continuing the investigation with the journalist "Tamer Ibrahim" ,an editor in the magazine "7 days", for being accused of insulting and slandering and impersonation of a journalist in the case numbered 36792 Bolaq Eldakrour misdemeanor, the hearing is determined to write the content of the audios attached with the investigations because of the published report on the magazine pages about the divorce of a couple with different religions.

Monday 27th February

- the hearing of the renewal of remanding in preventive custody of the journalist "Sabry Anwar", a reporter in "Elbadil" website in Damietta, considered by a criminal circuit that held in the  council room in the court complex in Damietta, in the case numbered 205 for year 2015 administrative Kafr elbteekh.