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List of the names of journalists and media workers in Egyptian prisons until now
This list includes the imprisoned journalists and the jailers of journalists and media professionals, both who are being held in remand detention and those who were handed down court rulings.
The imprisoned journalist: detained over cases related to his journalistic work
The jailer of journalists: detained over cases not related to his journalistic work, but works in the field of journalism
Media professionals: - who work in journalism and are held in pretrial detention or were handed down sentences.
1

Ibrahim Khalil al-Darawi

Date of arrest : 16 August 2013
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Afaq Arabia
He was sentenced to life imprisonment over case No. 56458 of 2013 Nasr City Criminal, known in the media as "spying for Hamas". The Court of Cassation accepted his appeal and ordered his retrial before Circuit 11 Terrorism. It is worth mentioning that the Court of Cassation on May 20, 2017 turned down the appeal he submitted challenging the decision to place him in the terrorist entities list.

2

Abdul Rahman Ramadan Shaheen al-Muselhi

Date of arrest : 07 April 2014
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : EL-Horeya Wel-Adala “Freedom and Justice” newspaper
He is being held in custody after Suez Appellant Misdemeanor Court sentenced him to three years in prison and fine, in addition to another 3-year prison sentence over the second case No. 2242 of 2014, and a life-imprisonment sentence in a military case.

3

Ismail al- Sayed Omar al- Iskandarani

Date of arrest : 29 November 2015
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance journalist
On 22 May 2018, the military court sentenced him to 10 years in prison after referring the case No. 569 of 2015 State Security to the military judiciary. On 27 December 2018, the military governor ratified the sentence.

4

Mohamed al-Husseini Hassan

Date of arrest : 12 September 2017
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Al-Shura newspaper
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 915 of 2017 State Security on charges of joining a group established contrary to the provisions of the law and spreading false news.

5

Ahmed Hamouda Mohamed El-Sakhawy

Date of arrest : 25 September 2017
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance journalist
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 977 of 2017 State Security on charges of joining the Muslim Brotherhood group and spreading false news

6

Al-Moataz Mohammed Shams Al-Din, aka (Moataz Wadnan)

Date of arrest : 16 February 2018
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Huffington Post
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 441 of 2018 State Security on charges of joining a group established contrary to the provisions of the law and spreading false news.

7

Adel Ahmed Sabry

Date of arrest : 3 April 2018
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Editor-in-chief of "Masr al-Arabia" news website
He has been ordered to be released on bail of EGP 10,000 in case No. 4861 of 2018 Dokki Misdemeanors. Yet, he is still being held on remand pending case No. 441 of 2018 State Security on charges of joining a group established contrary to the provisions of the law and spreading false news.

8

Abdul Rahman Adel Sadiq, aka “Abdul Rahman al-Ansari”

Date of arrest : 8 May 2018
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance journalist
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 441 of 2018 State Security on charges of joining a group established contrary to the provisions of the law and spreading false news.

9

Hassan Banna Mubarak

Date of arrest : 4 February 2018
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at "Al-Shorouk" newspaper
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 441 of 2018 State Security on charges of joining a group established contrary to the provisions of the law and spreading false news.

10

Mostafa Ahmed Ragab, aka Mostafa al-Aasar

Date of arrest : 4 February 2018
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance journalist
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 441 of 2018 State Security on charges of joining a group established contrary to the provisions of the law and spreading false news.

11

Ahmed Abo Zeid

Date of arrest : 27 May, 2019
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at Al Diyar newspaper
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 977 of 2017 State Security on charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

12

Ahmed Mohamed Bayoumi

Date of arrest : 22 December 2017
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at Al Diyar newspaper
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 977 of 2017 State Security on charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

13

Shorouk Amgad Ahmed

Date of arrest : 26 April 2018
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance journalist
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 441 of 2018 State Security on charges of joining a group established contrary to the provisions of the law and spreading false news.

14

Mohamed Abo Zeid Kamel

Date of arrest : 25 June 2018
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Al-Tahrir news website
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 441 of 2018 State Security on charges of joining a group established contrary to the provisions of the law and spreading false news.

15

Mahmoud Mabrouk Abdel Razek, aka “Mahmoud Daoud”

Date of arrest : 17 December 2017
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at "30 Youm News" website
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 977 of 2017 State Security on charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

16

Ahmed Khaled al-Tukhi

Date of arrest : 23 December 2017
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at "Baldna" website
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 977 of 2017 State Security on charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

17

Aliaa Nasr Al-Din Awad

Date of arrest : 23 October 2017
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : journalist at "Rassd" news website
She is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 4459 of 2015 Helwan Criminal, known in the media as "Helwan Brigades", on charges of joining a group established contrary to the provisions of the law and spreading false news.

18

Islam Gomaa

Date of arrest : 16 August 2018
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Photojournalist at Veto newspaper
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 441 of 2018 State Security on charges of joining a group established contrary to the provisions of the law and spreading false news.

19

Mohamed Fawzy Mossad

Date of arrest : 12 December 2018
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance photojournalist
He was arrested from his house on 12 December 2018 and went missing for two weeks, until he appeared on 26 December 2018 before the State Security Prosecution, which interrogated him and accused him of joining a group established contrary to the provisions of the law and misusing social networking websites, pending case No. 1739 of 2018 State Security

20

Mohamed Mesbah Gebril

Date of arrest : 2 يناير 2019
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance journalist
He was arrested after he made an interview with Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat on 2 January 2019. He was then taken the National Security headquarters before he went missing for some days. On 13 January 2019, he appeared at the State Security Prosecution where he was investigated pending case No. 1365 of 2018 State Security in which he is accused of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news.

21

Mohsen Youssef al-Sayed Radi

Date of arrest : 6 September 2013
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Editor of "El-Togareen" magazine
He was sentenced to 20 years in prison over "Banha violence incidents" case, to life imprisonment over "The Great escape" case and to life imprisonment over the case known in the media as "blocking Qalyub road".

22

Badr Badr Mohamed Badr

Date of arrest : 30 March 2017
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Editor in chief of "Al-Osra Al-Arabyia" newspaper
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 316 of 2017 State Security on a charge of joining a group that is established contrary to the provisions of the law and the Constitution with the purpose of disrupting the state institutions and preventing them from carrying out their duties.

23

Magdi Ahmed Hussein Gad

Date of arrest : 10 July 2014
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Editor in chief of " Al-Shaab Al-Jadeed" newspaper
On 26 July 2016, Agouza Appellant Misdemeanor Court sentenced him to 5 years in prison on charges of; promoting extremist ideas that harm the country's national unity and social peace, distortion of the Qura'n and broadcasting false news that would disturb the public peace

24

Asmaa Kamel Hassan, aka (Asmaa Zeidan)

Date of arrest : 14 October 2017
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Alquds Alarabi newspaper
She was arrested against the backdrop of "insulting the president" incident, in which investigations are still underway. She is accused of possessing narcotics (drugs) over such incident, and on 12 February 2018, a criminal court sentenced her to 5 years in prison.

25

Mahmoud Hussein Gomaa

Date of arrest : 20 December 2016
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Al Jazeera Media Network
The media professional was arrested on 20 December 2016 from inside Cairo International Airport upon his return from Doha. He was referred to the State Security Prosecution which ruled to hold him in pretrial detention pending case No. 1152 of 2016 State Security, on charges of publishing false news and statements about Egypt's internal situation and fabricating media reports and false news.   Note: On May 21, 2019, Cairo Criminal Court decided to release the journalist by precautionary measures. On May 26, 2019, journalist Mahmoud Hussein was deported from Tora Investigation Prison to Giza in order to implement his release decision. On the same day, he was deported to the Abu al-Nomros police station. He was informed that the measure was being carried out inside the station. He was detained in the station pending the signal from the state security approving his release. However, on May 27, 2019. He was taken to the State Security Prosecution and interrogated in the absence of his lawyer in case No. 1365 of 2018 State Security, which ordered his detention for 15 days and he was deported back to Tora Investigation Prison again.

26

Shady Hussein Abo Zeid

Date of arrest : 6 May 2018
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Reporter for TV programs
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 621 of 2018 State Security, over which he was interrogated and charged with joining a terrorist group and spreading false news and statements, after the security forces broke into his house and arrested him on 6 May 2018.

27

Hossam Al-Din Mostafa Ahmed Mostafa, aka Hossam Mostafa

Date of arrest : 28 June 2018
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at "Botolat" sports website
He is being held on remand pending case No. 441 of 2018 State Security. He was arrested from his house at Al-Ayyat city on 28 June 2018, and had been missing until he appeared on the 14th of July 2018 at the Supreme State Security Prosecution, where he was interrogated in the presence of his lawyer. He is accused of joining a group that is established contrary to the provisions of the law and spreading/broadcasting false news and statements.

28

Islam Abdel-Aziz Farhat, aka Islam Farhat

Date of arrest : 26 June 2018
Profession :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at "Masr Al-Arabyia" news website
He is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 1600 of 2018 State Security (Minya al-Qamh) on charges of joining a terrorist group and possession of leaflets. He was arrested from his house in al-Sharqyia governorate on 26 June 2018

29

Yousri Mostafa

Date of arrest : 16 April 2019
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Freelance journalist
He was arrested on 16 April 2019 from Cairo Airport while he was traveling to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah; after he finished all travel procedures, obtained an exit visa and prepared to board the plane. - On 3 July 2019, journalist Yousri Mostafa appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, where he was interrogated into case No. 441 of 2018 on a charge of joining a terrorist group. The journalist is being held in pretrial detention pending the case.

30

Hisham Fouad Mohamed Abdel-Halim

Date of arrest : 25 June 2019
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : The Russian "Sputnik" news agency
He was arrested from his house at dawn on 25 June 2019 before taken to an unknown location. The Interior Ministry issued a statement saying that the journalist's arrest was tied to "his collaboration with the Muslim Brotherhood's leaders fleeing abroad to carry out a plot- indentified as "The Plan for Hope"- to bring down the state and its institutions, coinciding with the June 30 anniversary's celebrations. Hisham appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution for investigation into case No. 930 of 2019 State Security on charges of colluding with a terrorist group to achieve its objectives and spreading false news and statements. The Prosecution decided to hold him in pretrial detention pending the aforementioned case.

31

Hossam Moanis Mohamed Saad

Date of arrest : 25 June 2019
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : "Al-Karama" newspaper
He was arrested from his house at dawn on 25 June 2019 before taken to an unknown location. The Interior Ministry issued a statement saying that the journalist's arrest was tied to "his collaboration with the Muslim Brotherhood's leaders fleeing abroad to carry out a plot- indentified as "The Plan for Hope"- to bring down the state and its institutions, coinciding with the June 30 anniversary's celebrations. Hisham appeared before the Supreme State Security Prosecution for investigation into case No. 930 of 2019 State Security on charges of colluding with a terrorist group to achieve its objectives and spreading false news and statements. The Prosecution decided to hold him in pretrial detention pending the aforementioned case.

32

Ahmed El-Leithy

Date of arrest : 10 July 2019
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Editor-in-chief of "Sawt El-Omal" (Voice of laborers), director of "Ahwazna" TV channel's office
On 10 July 2019, police forces from Dokki Police Station stormed the headquarters of "Ahwaz News", and arrested the journalist from his office. He was then transferred to Dokki Prosecution, which investigated him and charged him with using pirated software and running a company without a license, before it decided to hold him in pretrial detention.

33

Aya Mohamed Hamid

Date of arrest : 24 March 2019
Profession :
Place of detention :
Newspaper- Website- Channel : Journalist at "Al-Nabaa" news website
She is being held in pretrial detention pending case No. 533 of 2019 State Security, on charges of joining a terrorist group and spreading false news and statements. She was arrested on 24 March 2019.