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Court Accepts Appeal Against Release of Egyptian Journalist Ismail Alexandrani

Court Accepts Appeal Against Release of Egyptian Journalist Ismail Alexandrani

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An Egyptian court accepted on Tuesday the prosecution’s appeal of a release order for Egyptian Investigative journalist and researcher Ismail Alexandrani.

The court renewed his detention for 45 days, adding to his one-year detainment.

On Sunday, the Northern Cairo Criminal Court ordered the release of Alexandrani. On the same day, the prosecution appealed the decision.

The 32-year-old was arrested upon his arrival at Hurghada Airport last November and has been locked up since.

Before coming to Egypt, the expert’s research findings on Sinai’s affairs found that Islamic State affiliates have penetrated the ranks of the Egyptian army. He currently faces charges of “spreading false news aiming at damaging the national interest and disturbing the public peace” and joining the “terrorist organization” of the Muslim Brotherhood.

In October, Alexandrani was among 22 nominated for Reporters Without Borders (RSF)’s TV5 Monde Prize for Press Freedom.

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Aya Nader is an independent journalist based in Egypt, published in Open Democracy, Daily News Egypt, The National, and Al-Monitor, among others. She is an MA candidate in International Relations at the American University in Cairo.

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