This information is published by Human Rights Watch. Here is an excerpt:
Three Egyptian activists began hunger strikes on February 10 and 11, 2022, to protest their indefinite pretrial detention, Human Rights Watch said today. Egyptian authorities should immediately release the activists or present evidence of wrongdoing in a trial meeting fair trial standards.
The three activists – Ahmed Maher, Walid Shawky, and Abdel Rahman Tarek – have been held between 20 months and nearly three-and-a-half years. When judges issued release orders, prosecutors “recycled” them to different cases to circumvent the two-year limit on pretrial detention in Egyptian law. The three face abusive charges of “joining a terrorist organization,” “spreading false news,” and “misusing social media.”
“Years in jail without trial on spurious charges is outrageous,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “The Egyptian authorities should free Shawky, Maher, and Tarek now and end the wanton use of endless pretrial detention as a tool of repression.”
Find the full article here.