News

Young Egyptian Photojournalist Esraa El Taweel Released After Months in Detention

Young Egyptian Photojournalist Esraa El Taweel Released After Months in Detention

Esraa Eltaweel, 23-year-old photojournalist and activist had forcibly disappeared on June 1, among many others who have been reported missing.
Esraa Eltaweel, 23-year-old photojournalist and activist had forcibly disappeared on June 1, among many others who have been reported missing.

An Egyptian court ordered the release of activist and photojournalist Esraa El Taweel who had been detained on charges of belonging to a terrorist organization.

Esraa had also been charged with preventing state institutions from operating, assault on personal freedom, and harming of national unity by the spread of false information.

According to private Egyptian newspaper Shorouk, the Cairo Criminal Court ordered the release of Esraa “for health reasons”. Meanwhile, state media Al-Ahram reports that Esraa will be placed under police surveillance pending the finalization of investigations.

The young photographer was arrested on June 1 and had released letters from prison detailing the stringent conditions. In previous court sessions, Esraa had asked for medical care as a result of her worsening health condition.

The release comes a month after Homeland Security released alleged confessions spanning from plans to assassinate a top Egyptian official to the spreading of false information. However, Esraa’s legal team denied the validity of these confessions.

Women-Only Buses Introduced in Egyptian City of Damanhur
Egypt-Malaysia Palm Oil Trade Indicates Promising Market Growth

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Mayar Sherif Becomes First Egyptian Women’s Tennis Championship Winner

Amina Zaineldine1 October 2022

New Egyptian National IDs May Have Organ Donation Field

Mona Abdou29 September 2022

“I didn’t speak any English”: Egyptian Dina Yehia Appointed Supreme Court Judge in Australia

Mona Abdou28 September 2022

Egypt to Establish Largest Center For Organ Transplants in MENA Region

Farah Rafik27 September 2022

Muslim Brotherhood ‘Spiritual Leader’ Youssef Al-Qaradawi dies aged 96

Mona Abdou26 September 2022

Egypt Sets Sights on Hosting 2036 Olympics

Shereif Barakat25 September 2022

Egypt’s Coptic Orphans Director Amplifies the Voice of Copts at UNGA

Egyptian Streets24 September 2022

Egypt to Open Archaeological Sites for Free on World Tourism Day

Mona Abdou23 September 2022