"Journalists against torture" publishes an updated list of the 19th journalists jailed
February 18th, 2017


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"journalists against torture" observatory prepared a list of the names of the journalists jailed and the docket number and the places where they are jailed. There are 19 journalists jailed updated till the day 16 February 2017. The list included the accusations and it was prepared according to the measurements followed by the observatory as a methodology. The list included the journalists jailed if accusations related to the incidents they were ordered to cover and those were accused of direct related to journalism accusations like publishing wrong news and incitement and insult and slander.  

First : the journalists jailed in execution of final judicial sentence of imprisonment 

1- Abdelrahman Ramdan Shaheen Elmselhy – known by "Abdelrahman Shaheen"

- a reporter in "Elhurrya and Eladala" newspaper in Suez

- he was been arrested on 9 April 2014, while he had been heading to the post office in Suez, he was jailed in Ataka prison in Suez pending two cases, the first one he was sentenced to 3 year imprisonment and a financial fine and he was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment.

- the accusations : Incitement of violence , participating in vandalism, burning the police cars, terrorism, publishing wrong news and murdering demonstrators while the dispersal of Rabaa sit in.

2 – Saieed Mohamed Wahba

- the editor in chief of "Eldostor" newspaper

- he was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment on 11th November 2016 in the case numbered 5297 for 2015 being accused of publishing wrong news deliberately that include incitement against the interior ministry and concentrating on individual cases of the policemen that commit irregularities and insulting the ministry of interiors through publishing.

3 – Hussien Abdelhalem

- an editor in "Eldostor" newspaper

- he was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment on 11th November 2016 in the case numbered 5297 for 2015 being accused of publishing wrong news deliberately that include incitement against the interior ministry and concentrating on individual cases of the policemen that commit irregularities and insulting the ministry of interiors through publishing.

4 – Reda Edward

- the chairman of "Eldostor" newspaper

- he was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment on 11th November 2016 in the case numbered 5297 for 2015 being accused of publishing wrong news deliberately that include incitement against the interior ministry and concentrating on individual cases of the policemen that commit irregularities and insulting the ministry of interiors through publishing.

5 – Safwat Omran

- a journalist in "Elgohoria" newspaper

- he was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment on 14th februaury 2017 for being accused of insulting the judicial authority, and insulting and slandering the ex-minister of justice "Ahmed Elzend".

Second : the journalists remanded in preventive custody because of their job:

1- Mahmoud Mohamed Abd-elnabi  - known by "Mahmoud Abd-elnabi"

- the reporter of "Rassd" news network

- remanded in preventive custody in Borg Elarab prison, pending the case numbered 10045 for 2013 administrative first Elmontazah recorded with the number 50666 for year 2014 criminal first Elmontzah and 4214 for year 2014 total east Alexandria, known by "Siedy Beshr incidents".

- the accusations : mobbing, damaging public and private possessions, seizing firearms and deliberately murdering "Magdy Gamal Mohamed".

2- Mahmoud Abd-elshkoor Abo-zied Atyia-allah – known by "Shawkan"

- independent press journalist

- remanded in preventive custody in Tura prison pending the case numbered  34150 for year 2015 first Madint Nasr criminal that is recorded with the number 2985 for year 2015 total north Cairo, known by " the dispersal of Rabaa sit-in"  

- the accusations : murdering, attempting murder, assaulting and illegal detention to police officers, soldiers and persons, brandishing violence, resisting arrest, obstructing transportations, occupying public facilities by force, deliberately damaging and burning public properties, deliberately damaging private properties, deliberately damaging and burning a religious building, seizing explosives, firearms without permit, blades, tools used for violent assault and provocative publications.

3 – Samhy Moustafa Ahmed Abd-elaleem – known by "Samhy Mustafa"

- executive manager in "Rassd" news network

- remanded in preventive custody in Wady Elntroun, pending the case numbered 317 for  year 2014 Supreme state security, recorded with the number 2210 for year 2014 criminal Elagouza, known by "Rabaa operation room".

- the accusations : joining illegal group, overthrow, deliberate damaging public possessions, publishing wrong news and statements, seizing wireless means of communication without permit.

4 – Mohamed Mohamed Moustafa Eladly – known by "Mohamed Eladly" 

-  a broadcaster in "Amjad" channel

- remanded in custody in Wady Elntroun prison, pending the case numbered 317 for year 2014 supreme state security, recorded with number 2210 for year 2014 criminal Elagouza, known by "Rabaa operation room".

- the accusations : joining illegal group, overthrow, deliberate damaging public possessions, publishing wrong news and statements, seizing wireless means of communication without permit.

5 –Abdallah Ahmed Mohamed Ismail Elfkharany – known by "Abdallah Elfkharany"

- a founding member in "Rassd" news network

- remanded in custody in Wady Elntroun prison, pending the case numbered 317 for year 2014 supreme state security, recorded with the number 2210 for year 2014 criminal Elagouza, known by "Rabaa operation room".

- the accusations : joining illegal group, overthrow, deliberate damaging public possessions, publishing wrong news and statements, seizing wireless means of communication without permit.

6 – Abdullah Helmy Mohamed Khalil – known by "Abdullah shosha"

- a report in "Amjad" channel in Ismalia

- remanded in custody in port said general prison, pending the case numbered 4277 for year 2014 criminal second Ismailia, recorded with number 2332 for year 2014 total criminal Ismailia.

 - the accusations : establishing terrorist cell, demonstrating without permit, burning the police cars and private cars to policemen and judges in Ismailia and seizing firearms without permits, explosives and incendiaries.

7 -  Abd-elrhman  Abd-elsalam Arfa Yaquot – known by "Abd-elrahman Yaquot"

- reporter and photographer in" Karmoz" news website

 - remanded in preventive custody in Borg Elarab prison in Alexandria, pending the case numbered 3880 for year 2015 administrative Eldekhila.

- the accusations : joining a terrorist group and burning and damaging Fawzy Moaaz police office.

8- Ismail Elsaid Mohamed Omar Tawfik – known by "Ismail Eliskandrany"

- journalist and researcher

- remanded in preventive custody in Mazraet Tura prison, pending the case numbered 569 for year 2015 supreme state security.

- the accusations : joining a terrorist group established illegally and promoting it and publishing wrong news and information.

9- Sabry Anwar Mohamed Abdelhalim – known by "Sabry Anwar"

- a journalist in "Elbadil" newspaper

- remanded in preventive custody in Gamsa prison, pending the case numbered 205 for year 2015 administrative Kafr Elbteekh

- the accusation isn't known till now

10 – Mohamed Abdelmonem Imam Mohamed

- a journalist in "Tahya Masr" newspaper

- remanded in preventive custody in "Wady Elntron" prison, he had been arrested in 24th April 2015 while press coverage of the demonstrations arose in "Dar Elsalam", he was referred to "Abu Zaabal" prison. The 15 criminal Cairo circuit sentenced him to 3 years imprisonment on 3rd January in the case numbered 3074 for 2015 criminal Dar Elsalam, the cassation on the sentence  was accepted in the hearing dated 17th of January 2017 and there will be a retrial.

- the accusation : demonstrating without permit, seizing weapons, disabling the traffic movement, endanger the souls and the public properties  and seizing Molotov to assault citizens.

11 - Hamdy Elzaiem Ali – known by "Hamdy Elzaiem"

- a journalist in Elhayah newspaper

- remanded in preventive custody in Istkbal Tura prison, pending the case numbered 15060 for year 2016 Qasr Elneil misdemeanor

- the accusations : joining illegal organization, publishing wrong news harms the interest of national security, photographing without permit.

12 – Osama Gaber Abd-elsalam Elbshbeshy – known by "Osama Elbshbeshy"

- a journalist in "Bladi" news agency

- remanded in preventive custody in Istikbal Tura prison, pending the case numbered 15060 for year 2016 misdemeanor Qasr Elniel

- the accusations : joining illegal organization, publishing wrong news harms the interest of national security, photographing without permit.

13 – Mohamed Hassan Mustafa Mohamed

- the photographer of "Elnbaa" newspaper

- remanded in preventive custody in Istikbal Tura prison, pending the case numbered 15060 for year 2016 misdemeanor Qasr Elniel

- the accusations : joining illegal organization, publishing wrong news harms the interest of national security, photographing without permit.

14 -  Mahmoud Hussien Gomaa

- the editing manager of "Eljizeraa", remanded in preventive custody for being accused of publishing wrong news that target incitement against the Egyptian state and its institutions.