Egypt bans 20 people from travel on charges of insulting judiciary

Egypt's judicial investigation authority banned 20 Egyptians from travel pending investigations into allegations of "insulting the judiciary".

Egypt bans 20 people from travel on charges of insulting judiciary

Egypt's judicial investigation authority appointed by Cairo's Court of Appeal and headed by Judge Tharwat Hammad decided on Wednesday to ban 20 Egyptians from travel pending investigations into allegations of "insulting the judiciary".

Those banned include judges, journalists, lawyers, former MPs and activists from a variety of political affiliations and backgrounds.

The accusations against them include: insulting the judiciary, attempting to influence public opinion and attempting to influence the rulings of presiding judges.

The list includes:

Chancellor Mahmoud Khudhairi, chairman of the legislative committee in the former parliament who is currently in detention

Mustafa Najjar, former MP

Advocate Mohammed Munib Genaidy

Hamdi Fakhrani, former MP

Dr Mahmoud Sakka, former MP and member of the Wafd Party

Dr Amr Hamzawy, former MP and academic

Advocate Mamdouh Ismail, former MP

Advocate Montasser Al-Zayat

Abdel-Halim Qandil, writer and journalist

Nur Al-Din Abdel Hafez, journalist

Ahmed Hassan Sharqawi, journalist at the Middle East News Agency

Tawfiq Okasha, television presenter

Advocate Amir Hamdi Salem

Assem Abdel Majid, member of the Islamic group

Wajdi Ghoneim, Islamic scholar

Chancellor Nuha Osman Al-Zeny, deputy chairman of Administrative Prosecution

Abdul Rahman Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, poet

Alaa Abdel Fattah, activist

Advocate Ahmed Abu Baraka, currently in detention

Dr Mohammed Mahsoub, former minister of councils

Source: FJP

Last Mod: 17 Ocak 2014, 09:58
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