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Egypt bans 20 people from travel on charges of 'insulting the judiciary'

February 4, 2014 at 12:16 pm

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:

  1. Chancellor Mahmoud Khudhairi, chairman of the legislative committee in the former parliament who is currently in detention
  2. Mustafa Najjar, former MP
  3. Advocate Mohammed Munib Genaidy
  4. Hamdi Fakhrani, former MP
  5. Dr Mahmoud Sakka, former MP and member of the Wafd Party
  6. Dr Amr Hamzawy, former MP and academic
  7. Advocate Mamdouh Ismail, former MP
  8. Advocate Montasser Al-Zayat
  9. Abdel-Halim Qandil, writer and journalist
  10. Nur Al-Din Abdel Hafez, journalist
  11. Ahmed Hassan Sharqawi, journalist at the Middle East News Agency
  12. Tawfiq Okasha, television presenter
  13. Advocate Amir Hamdi Salem
  14. Assem Abdel Majid, member of the Islamic group
  15. Wajdi Ghoneim, Islamic scholar
  16. Chancellor Nuha Osman Al-Zeny, deputy chairman of Administrative Prosecution
  17. Abdul Rahman Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, poet
  18. Alaa Abdel Fattah, activist
  19. Advocate Ahmed Abu Baraka, currently in detention
  20. Dr Mohammed Mahsoub, former minister of councils

Source: FJP