Security forces arrested Egyptian cartoonist Islam Gawish on Sunday for “managing a Facebook page without a license,” according to local media outlets.
Other charges included running a news website without a license and spreading false information. The general prosecution ordered Gawish’s arrest after a complaint was filed against him.
According to a statement released through the cartoonist’s official Facebook page, however, Gawish was detained for publishing drawings criticising President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s regime.
The page also announced the suspension of all artistic works because of the arrest. Gawish is scheduled to face prosecution Monday morning.