According to judicial sources, the Egyptian-Palestinian political activist who has been detained for nearly 30 months will be deported to France after his release.
According to reports citing judicial and security sources, Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the release of Egyptian-Palestinian political activist Ramy Shaath, who has been detained for nearly 30 months.
The 50-year-old is the son of senior Palestinian politician Nabil Shaath, a figure in the 2011 Egyptian uprising, and the coordinator of the Egyptian branch of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) anti-Israel movement.he is Arrested in 2019 And facing charges of assisting “terrorist” organizations.
Later on Monday, Reuters quoted four judicial and security sources as saying that the process of releasing Shaath was ongoing. Two sources, who asked not to be named, said that the militant will be deported to France after his release.
His wife, French national Celine Le Brun told AFP: “I heard about this decision, but as far as I know, he is not out yet.”
Le Brun was deported from Egypt shortly after her husband was arrested. She said she would make a statement once her husband was released.
There were no immediate comments for the Free Ramy Shaath event.
Earlier on Monday, the well-known MP Mohammed Anwar Sadat also announced that he was “immediately decided to release” Shaath and deported him.
More than a month after Rami Shaas was taken away from his home in Cairo on July 5, 2019, Nabil Shaath says arrest Related to his son’s activism in the BDS movement and his criticism of Egypt’s participation in the BDS movement U.S.-led Bahrain Economic Symposium, Was promoted as the first part of the US government’s controversial plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
In April 2020, Shaath was included in Egypt’s “terrorist” list along with 12 others.
In December last year, five human rights organizations called on French President Emmanuel Macron to pressure Egypt to release the Shah.
Macron previously discussed his detention at a press conference in Paris with Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi in December 2020.
Since el-Sisi took office, the space for dissent in Egypt has been strictly limited. Sisi is a former army chief of staff who became president in 2014 after leading the military to remove President Mohamed Morsi a year ago.
Human rights groups claim that Egypt has held approximately 60,000 political prisoners, many of whom face cruel conditions and overcrowded cells.
Egypt ranks lowest in the Academic Freedom Index of the Global Public Policy Institute.
According to reports, the Shaath order was released one month later Egyptian court released researcher Patrick Zaki Their detention in 2020 triggered international condemnation.
Zaki was released on December 7, but still faces charges of “spreading false information”, “endangering national security” and “inciting to overthrow the country.”
Amnesty International previously stated that Zaki was allegedly tortured during interrogation by national security officials, including the use of electric shocks and beatings.
In 2019 Program interview 60 minutes On ABC CBS, Sisi said that there are no political prisoners in Egypt.